By Basil Davidson
This article is designed for college students getting ready for O point background, supplying an exam of a few of the key traits and occasions in West African background from advert 1000-1800.
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H. Goma G. O. Box 5744 Accra-North Ghana in association with James Currey Ltd 54b Thornhill Square Islington, London N1 1BE England Ohio University Press Scott Quadrangle Athens, Ohio 45701 USA The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of The Association of African Universities © The Association of African Universities 1996 First published 1996 1 2 3 4 5 00 99 98 97 96 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Ajayi, J. F. Ade (Jacob Festus Ade), 1929- The African experience with higher education 1.
Sometimes the cooperation was not easy to obtain - there was no Bishop between 1458 and 1480 and therefore no ordinations, with the consequent shortage of priests. The emperors put up with the situation because of the strong links with the traditions of Alexandria, and the Egyptian connection was the main guarantee of contact with the outside Christian world, through Alexandria to the Byzantine Church, the Holy Land and even the Latin Church. With such an arrangement, the educational system of the Church was a vital factor in the development of an indigenous culture and outlook.
Unfortunately, little of the writings of the scholars at the University of Timbuktu Page 12 survived the vandalism of the Moroccan invaders in 1591. The two outstanding works that we have - Al-Sadi's Tarikh al-Sudan (History of the Sudan, 1655) and the Tarikh al-Fattash, (Chronicles of the Researcher, 1664) compiled by Mahmud Ka'ti from various notes recorded by different members of his family - show clearly that the Sudanese scholars might have written completely within the traditions of Islamic scholarship and historiography, but they were certainly not remote from local oral traditions of the peoples and cultures of the Sudan.