Develop an argument evaluating the extent to which the kingdoms and empires of the Sub-Saharan region succeeded in making achievements between c. 1200 and c. 1450.
Source: Egyptian official on Mansa Musa (ruler from Mali) during his royal visit in Cairo during the 14th century
This man, Mansa Musa, spread upon Cairo the flood of his generosity: there was no person, officer of the court, or holder of any office of the
Sultanate who did not receive a sum of gold from him.
Source: Description of Timbuktu by Leo Africanus, a traveler and writer born in Granada, al-Andalus, in the 16th century
Here are many doctors, judges, priests, and other learned men that are well maintained at the king’s costs. Various manuscripts
and written books are brought here . . . and sold for more money than other merchandise.
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