Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A distant or remote place, from the name of Timbuktu, a town in northern Mali which was founded by the Tuareg in the 11th century, and which became a Muslim centre of learning, and a major trading centre for gold and salt on the trans-Saharan trade routes.

Subjects: World History — Social Sciences.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.