Mali – Timbuktu

Anthropologist : Jean Paul Colleyn (EHESS)
Field assistant : Mengoro Sanogo, Adaman Coulibaly

The merchant cities of the Sahel had es­tablished perman­ent contacts with the desert towns around the salt marshes. These de­pended for their liveli­hood on the food and goods from the Sa­vannah area. From the 8th century on­wards, with the ar­rival of Is­lam and writing, a schol­arly tra­di­tion, and a system for le­gis­lat­ing and ad­minis­trating spread all over the coun­try, and resul­ted in the creation of new ways of governing.

Timbuctu 2006
Timbuctu 2006
Timbuctu 2006
Timbuctu 2006
Timbuctu 2006
Timbuctu 2006