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Is that person to be found amongst the present billionaires ? Or are these figures to be found from our long gone past ?
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I agree with Dr Wilkin.
Mansa (/Emperor) Musa Keita or Musa I of Mali (c. 1280 - c. 1337), a 14th century African emperor of the Mali Empire.
A Muslim emperor and a successful military leader.
Jeff Bezos the current richest man in the world is worth US$150 billion.
Mansa Musa's net worth adjusted to today's value is roughly US$400 billion.
The source of his wealth was his land's vast amounts of natural resources particularly, gold.
His wealth became known to the world in 1324 during his pilgrimage to Mecca. During this journey, he caused mass inflation in Cairo by spending so much gold on the poor.
Word of his wealth spread across the Mediterranean. He is included on the 1375 Catalan Atlas.
He built the legendary Djinguereber Mosque in Timbuktu, which still stands today.
Huffingtonpost - Mansa Musa Of Mali Named World’s Richest Man Of All Time; Gates And Buffet Also Make List
Independent - Meet Mansa Musa I of Mali – the richest human being in all history
Forbes Africa - Person Of The Year For 1324
Business Insider by Pulse - Here's what it was like to be Mansa Musa, thought to be the richest person in history
RT - Space mining will produce world’s first trillionaire
news.com.au - Goldman predicts the world’s first trillionaire will mine asteroids
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As part of my dissertation I want to problematise, analyse and assess the Florentine Codex as a source that can provide a truly indigenous perspective. Although indigenous people were part of the project, many eurocentric biases and categories can be found in the text such as the classifications in good and evil. Not used to binary thinking those categories especially in Book 10 show the European influence. Can anyone suggest more ways to problematise the Florentine Codex, in what way it allows us to understand indigenous life and what further limitations it has? Due to the strikes in the UK I have not been able to speak to my dissertation tutor for about a month now and I am not sure whether it is possible to contact her before the deadline so any feedback would be fantastic!
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Understanding the sociocultural context of the Florentine Codex, including all the people involved in its creation, supression and conservation --friars, native nobles educated by friars, elderly natives that were consulted--, is a huge undertaking and doing a thorough job would take more than one lifetime. The important thing is to understand the manuscript as a product that emerged from a specific alignment of people and circumstances in the mid sixteenth century. Separating native and European cultural elements may be impossible, since these elements did not exist separately at the time of the manuscript's production in the minds of its creators. What one can do is back up and look at both pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican culture and precontact European culture, then look deeply into the history, linguistics, literature, and visual culture of sixteenth-century New Spain, to have the necessary background to comprehend what is being reflected in this document. For a dissertation, I think it would be necessary to focus on some specific aspect of the manuscript's content, especially since you mention an impending deadline. Perhaps you could write up whatever aspect you have worked on most, leaving the rest for future projects. Dissertation tutors usually don't expect graduate students to solve ambitious problems; they are happy just to see a competent piece of scholarship and the completion the requirements for obtaining the degree within a standard frame of time.
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After a PhD about the public land registries from the rural spaces of medieval and early modern Southern France, I am beginning new researches about the role of the surveyors in the same region.
I am very interested in improving our knowledge of this underestimated microcosme, which inserts between the masses and the notables of the countryside, whether these last ones were noble persons or commoners.
I will take with pleasure any bibliographical information or archives references.
Thanks !
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Dear Mr. Jaudon and Mr. Pizzati
It's a lecturer from Department of Economics in University of AJK Pakistan.
I would like to invite you in the class to give 30-60 Minutes Skype lecture about European History in undergraduate course class of History of Economic Thought.
In response to that we can volunteer for your students in any affordable virtual activity. 
The class will be every Monday to Wednessday at 11am (Pakistan time)
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I am interested in bridging symptoms of bristles, fibers and hairs projecting from the skin in association with a bug or worm crawling sensation (originally described by Sir Thomas Browne in association with the Languedoc region and expanded on in Kellett 1935) to mercury exposure. The production of draperies correlates well and I theorized the use of cinnabar in dyes, but have yet to confirm.
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It's downloaded but I need time to read in american ! Thanks.