oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - The Timbuktu manuscripts - rediscovering a written source of African law in the era of the African renaissance

Volume 12 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



Extracted from text ... Africa is the mother of civilisation itself ... we have our roots here. And until we know Africa, we can never truly know ourselves.1 1 Introduction Seen from a broader perspective, this article represents an enquiry into a source of historical knowledge, an enquiry into our knowledge of African history and an enquiry into our knowledge of African legal history. And, as Davidson states, ""for anyone who knows the beauty and value of mankind, there can be nothing more ..

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