Mali Empire, The: A Captivating Guide to One of the Largest Empires in West African History and the Legendary Mansa Musa

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Have you ever wondered why the Mali Empire was so wealthy and well-known? Find your answer in our guide about the Mali Empire and learn about its foundation and rise to fame under Mansa Musa.

Within this audiobook, you’ll listen to the humble beginnings and hardships that befell Sundiata Keita as he founded the Mali Empire. His thrilling story leads into how the empire was structured and its early laws and customs.

Eventually, though, the empire would descend into internal strife between the heirs of the first emperor. Then, just as it seemed as if the Mali Empire would crumble, a great ruler emerged, leading it to new heights.

Learn about the reign of the famous Mansa Musa, who brought riches and international respect to his kingdom. The golden age of the Mali Empire brought territorial expansion as well as cultural growth.

However, its glory was short-lived. Follow the tragic tale of Musa’s heirs, and discover how the empire slowly crumbled, descending from an empire into a mere memory. This decay caused the empire to gradually lose its lands and wealth, making its splendor of the golden age a distant dream. Yet, as its final days came, the last ruler of the Keita dynasty led a valiant effort to restore its former glory, which ends this story with a bang rather than a whimper.

Here are some of the captivating facts you’ll learn about in this audiobook:

  • What trials did Sundiata Keita have to overcome to unite an empire?
  • Where did all that Malian gold and wealth come from?
  • Why is Mansa Musa so well-remembered today? Did any of the other Malian rulers even come close?
  • How did Islamic influences mix with local African traditions?
  • What caused the Mali Empire to fall, and could it have been avoided?

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  • Opening Credits

    Duración: 18s
  • Introduction

    Duración: 03min
  • Chapter 1 – West Africa before the Rise of Mali

    Duración: 18min
  • Chapter 2 – The Emergence of an Empire

    Duración: 22min
  • Chapter 3 – From Strong Foundations to Turbulent Uncertainty

    Duración: 23min
  • Chapter 4 – The Golden Age of Mansa Musa

    Duración: 18min
  • Chapter 5 – From Grandeur to Desolation

    Duración: 20min
  • Chapter 6 –The Malinke Civilization

    Duración: 33min
  • Conclusion

    Duración: 02min
  • Ending Credits

    Duración: 27s