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Timbuktu's Golden Age

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Timbuktu during the “Golden Age,” the city was extremely successful under Songhai’s rule, and became one of the world’s greatest learning centers. According to Mr. Clifton’s lecture, the city’s position helped that success by being on the niger river and the edge of the Sahara “where the camel meets the canoe. According to ________ a fourth of the city’s population was scholars increasing the number of manuscripts then increasing the pool of knowledge. Islam and West Africa had a close relationship. The berbers were a big part in spreading the religion. The Berbers controlled various trade routes and spread the religion through teaching at their stop. West africans also found that islam had benefits when trading with muslims and converted.
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