Songhai Empire

Songhai Empire - Songhai Empire Songhai had two extrodinary...

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Songhai Empire Songhai had two extrodinary leaders both of them were muslims. There names were sunni Ali and Askia Muhammad. Sunni Ali rule began in 1464 and lasted almost 30 years. Sunni Ali built a vast empire by military conquest. Sunni ali built a proffesional army that had a riverboat fleet of war canoes and a mobile fighting force on horseback. He expanded songhai into an empire through his skill as a military commander and his aggressive leadership. Sunni made his first major triumph when he captured the city of Timbuktu, which had been an important part of Mali's empire. After Sonni death in 1492 his son became ruler but was soon over thrown because of a major revolt from a muslim named Askia Muhammad. During his 37-year rule, askia Muhammad proved to be an excellent administrator. He set up an efficient tax system and chose able officials. Sunni ali, appointed officials to serve as
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Songhai Religion Songhia followed a religion of islamic. Islam began to spread in songhai some time in the 11th century when
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HISTORY 210 taught by Professor St. john during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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