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Empires of Western Africa Leo Africanus, Timbuktu It came from a book or a journal of historical account. Johannis Leo de Medici is the author of the historical source. It was created or written as part of a detailed survey of Africa in Italian language. The tone of the primary source is amazement with a hint of admiration to the place. A phrase showing this tone is this: "The King has a rich treasure of coins and gold ingots”, “The royal court is magnificent and very well organized", and "The people of Timbuktu are of peaceful nature. The author is a very detailed observer, yet I think he was biased in presenting his own observation, as everything written in the text is almost all that is good and promising things found in Timbuktu. All the definition are almost praising, and none is ever questioning anything. In this sense, it can be concluded that the author only sees the good things and defined it with precision and admiration. The information relates to the firsthand knowledge of the subject as

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