Jan Jansen

Jan Jansen is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University. He studied Anthropology and Medieval History at Utrecht University. He obtained his PhD from Leiden University in 1995 with a critical analysis of the oral sources for the Mali Empire. A French edition of his thesis was published in 2001 as 'Épopée-Histoire-Société – Le cas de Soundjata (Mali-Guinée)'.



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