The Empire of Mali.docx - The Empire of Mali Mali Builds on...

  • No School
  • AA 1
  • patrickyehwong
  • 3

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 3 pages.

The Empire of MaliMali Builds on Ghana’s Foundation-The empire of Mali formed in the southern area of what had been Ghana’s empire-The Malinke were led by great chief names Sundiata.Sundiata Comes to Power-Sundiata developed the city of Timbuktu as a center of trade and culture-Empire of Mali formed in 1240—southern area of Ghana’s empire • Sundiata—great chief of Malinke people; first Mali leader oHis powerful army captured Ghana capital; he extended empire oReestablished gold-salt trade; expanded trade routes-Timbuktu—city on Niger River, center of trade, culture, Islamic scholarship-Sundiata supported development of crops, cotton farming, weaving trade-Like Ghana kings, Sundiata balanced Islam with traditional religion- -Sundiata was popular; still considered a hero by Africans today Mansa Musa Expands the Empire-Mali’s most famous king is Mansa Musa, came to power. Mansa Musa was adevoted Muslim.
Background image
Image of page 2

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 3 pages?

  • Fall '19
  • Mali Empire, Timbuktu, Songhai Empire

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture