From Mali to Cairo to Mecca and beyond, Mansa Musa was known as the Lion of Mali. Now remembered as the richest person in history, his enormous wealth, legendary generosity, and lavish pilgrimage from Mali to Mecca made him a favorite of medieval Arab storytellers. However, the 14th-century leader also presided over one of the largest empires in the world during his time. This informative biography traces Mansa Musa’s life, following his magnificent caravan as he traversed what remained of the Silk Road routes to become a hajji and returned to transform Timbuktu into western Africa’s most famous cultural center.
Mansa Musa was the king of Mali. Located in western Africa, Mali became one of the largest empires during the time of Musa's rule. Musa helped his empire grow in size and culture by encouraging the arts, literature, and architecture.
The Real Mansa Musa. 'Musa I' ( 1280 - 1337) was the tenth Mansa, that interprets as King of Kings either Emperor, of the rich Mali Empire. At the time of Mansa Musa's ascend to the sovereignty, the Malian Empire comprised of area previously belonging to the Ghana Empire and Melle (Mali) and instant enclosing sections. Musa held numerous names, such like Emir of Melle, Lord of the Mines of Wangara, and Conqueror of Ghanata, Futa-Jallon, and at minimum one other twelve. This book is your ultimate resource for Mansa Musa. Here you will find the most up-to-date 38 Success Facts, Information, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Mansa Musa's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Sankore Madrasah - Apex, Leo and Diane Dillon - Chapter books illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, Mali Empire, Keita Dynasty, Sundiata Keita - Religion, Sundiata Keita - Legacy, Mansa of the Mali Empire, Robert Adams (sailor) - Significance, Mali Empire - Imperial Mali, History of Mali - Mali Empire, Sundiata Keita - Death, Musa I of Mali - Lineage and accession to the throne, Musa I of Mali - Nomenclature, Malian Empire, Songhai people, Mali Empire - Abubakari II, Niani, Mali Empire, Mansa Musa, List of wealthiest historical figures - Musa I, Mali Empire - Musa II, Court (royal) - Africa, Pilgrim - Notable pilgrims, Mali Empire - The Mali Empire, Kankou Musa, Musa I of Mali - Influence in Timbuktu, Musa I of Mali - Legacy, Mali Empire - Territory, Musa I of Mali - Death, Musa I of Mali - Later reign, Mali Empire - Musa III, History of Africa - Mali, Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact - Africans, Maghan, and much more...
Kankan Moussa: from Niani to Mecca: A Historical Narrative
Author: Jean-Louis Roy
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"This is a very important and remarkable book. It recounts vividly, in an intense and almost cinematic manner, an unique story of which only some elements are known with certainty. From 1312 to 1337, a young African ruler, the King of Mali ruled over a massive territory, stretching across two thousand miles, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Chad. His state prospered and it is estimated that he was the wealthiest man in the world, even by today's standards. In 1324-1325, he undertook a pilgrimage to Mecca with a mas-sive retinue of twelve thousand men. The voyage, at that time, was without precedent--crossing the deserts of the Sahara all the way to Arabia, a distance of some four thousand kilo-metres. His intent was to bring the very best of the Arabic world, scholars, government bureaucrats, architects, educators, commercial knowhow, poets, artisans to his massive kingdom. Effectively, he was to transform his kingdom so as to become a leading force in the world at that time. He succeeded, indeed, and his pilgrimage brought his Malian kingdom to the attention of Europe. For the next two centuries, Italian, German and Spanish cartographers produced new maps of the world showing the vital routes which connected Africa to Arabia. Jean-Louis Roy recreates this astonishing voyage. It is an ambitious but genuine travelogue and details for us the available knowledge of the world at that time, both sacred and profane. Through this narrative, the author fills in a large void in our understanding of the history of Africa and the Arab world in the fourteenth century."--
Release on 2019-11-18 | by Miguel Guerrero Antequera
Author: Miguel Guerrero Antequera
Pubpsher: Editorial Almuzara
The Emperor of Mali, along with ten thousand of his subjects and camels, travels through the Saharan Desert while making his pilgrimage to Mecca, Hajj, spending money without any limit and turning the city of Timbuktu into the cultural and religious capital of Western Africa. A perfectly well documented novel about the mesmerizing life of Mansa Musa, Emperor of Mali in the fourteenth century, 1312-1337, and his reign, whose Empire, located in Western Africa, extended through the territory that is occupied today by Southern Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Southern Algeria, Northern Nigeria and Chad. This is the story of the man who managed to rule over the totality of the production and trade of gold, salt and slaves from the jungle of Western Africa to the Mediterranean.
Urbantoons "The King Of Mali", is a story about the rise of a young African boy named Musa, who grew up humbly in the Mali Empire under the King Sundiata. Groomed to a royal guard for the king, Musa had a bigger dream. His dream was bigger and he lived to be richest king to ever live. Loosely Based on a true story. This is a great book for young boys for confidence building, overcoming obstacles, and reaching your goals.Urbantoons, "The King Of Mali" is 50 beautifully illustrated pages with bright and dazzling colors. It will strike the childs imagination and create the ultimate reading experience.