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In c. 1150/1737-8 an anonymous author compiled a history of the Pashalik of Timbuktu from the conquest of 1591 down to his day, entitled Dīwān al-mulūk fī salāṭīn al-sūdān. A work with the same title is preserved in Timbuktu (CEDRAB), 2221, and attributed to al-Mukhtār al-Kabīr b. Aḥmad b. Abī Bakr al-Kuntī, though there is no other evidence that he wrote such a work.

MSS: Paris (BN), 5259, ff. 88-152; Timbuktu (CEDRAB), 5343 (56 ff., lacks f. 1, ends in 1094/1683 with Pasha Ḥaddu b. Sālim, and an account of the accession of Mūlāy Ismāʿīl in Morocco.).

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“Anon.”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 27 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2016

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