At Tondibi in 1591, firearms and stampeding cattle heralded the fall of a once-great empire

Mays, Terry M.
August 2001
Military History;Aug2001, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p18
Recalls the Battle of Tondibi on March 12, 1591, involving the Sultanate of Morocco and the Songhay empire. Cause of the war; How Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur of Morocco launched an invasion; Tactic used by the Songhay army in its battle formation; What compelled the Moroccan leadership after the death of al-Mansur to pull its remaining forces from the region.


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