Informative site about the history of West Africa (mainly francophone) from the point of view of West African historians. You will find documents written by the historians, a database with theses as from 1970 written by West African students in history, a database with names, addresses and research interests of West African historians, a database with the holdings of archives, a bibliography, maps, a timeline with the most important dates of West African history, etc. in West Africa, and further links. The information is classed by general topics as mentioned or by the same topics but classed by country (Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Togo, Niger; some more may be added). ... [editors ilissAfrica]
AMMS is a bi-lingual database that was developed at the University of Illinois in the late 1980s to describe a collection of Arabic and Ajami manuscripts in southern Mauritania (Boutilimit). It subsequently has been used to catalogue seven other West African collections including the manuscript libraries at the Institut Mauritanien de Recherche Scientifique, Northwestern University, and the Centre Ahmad Baba in Timbuktu. Currently (during 2008-09) print catalogues from West Africa published by al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation are being added to it.
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