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The Resource The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past, Charlie English

The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past, Charlie English

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The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past
Title
The storied city
Title remainder
the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past
Statement of responsibility
Charlie English
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of how a team of librarians and archivists joined forces to spirit tens of thousands of ancient manuscripts into hiding when al-Qaeda-linked jihadists surged across Mali in 2012, threatening the existence of these precious documents. Relying on extensive research and firsthand reporting, Charlie English expertly twines a fraught and fascinating account of one of the planet's extraordinary places, and the myths from which it has become inseparable. --
Summary
Recounts how a team of librarians and archivists in Timbuktu, Mali started a high-stakes smuggling operation to save hundreds of thousands of ancient manuscripts from advancing Al Qaeda jihadists in 2012
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from dust jacket
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10563240
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IEN/DLC
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English, Charlie
Dewey number
966.23
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Tuareg Rebellion (Mali : 2012-)
  • Tombouctou (Mali)
  • Tombouctou (Mali)
  • Mali
  • Manuscripts, Arabic
  • Libraries
  • Islamic learning and scholarship
  • Cultural property
  • Antiquities
  • Cultural property
  • Destruction and pillage
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Islamic learning and scholarship
  • Libraries
  • Manuscripts, Arabic
  • Mali
  • Mali
Target audience
adult
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the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past
Label
The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past, Charlie English
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956479952
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594634284
Lccn
2016039192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)956479952
Label
The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past, Charlie English
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956479952
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594634284
Lccn
2016039192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)956479952

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