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Title:An islamic alliance: Al¯i D¯in¯ar and the S¯an¯usiyya, 1906-1916
Authors:Spaulding, JayISNI
Kapteijns, LidwienISNI
Year:1994
Pages:190
Language:English
Series:Series in Islam and society in Africa
City:Evanston, IL
Publisher:Northwestern University Press
ISBN:0810111942
Geographic terms:Libya
Egypt
Sudan
Chad
Subjects:documents
Islam
history
1900-1909
1910-1919
About person:Al¯i D¯in¯ar Zakariyy¯a Muhammad Fadl ([1856-1870]-1916)ISNI
Abstract:The subject of this book is the defense, by devoutly Islamic leaders, of one of the last parts of the African continent to be overrun by the imperial European 'scramble for Africa' during the decade that culminated in the First World War, a region which extended south from the Mediterranean coast of Cyrenaica for more than two thousand miles to embrace parts of northern Chad, and the sultanate of D¯ar F¯ur in the western portion of the modern Republic of the Sudan. The defense of an embattled D¯ar al-Isl¯am is the theme that unifies the documents presented in the book, thirty pieces of diplomatic correspondence between Al¯i D¯in¯ar, the prince who restored an independent D¯ar F¯ur, and the contemporary leaders of the San¯us¯i brotherhood, based from 1902 in the southern Libyan oasis of Kufra. The first part of the book is an interpretive essay, organized chronologically, that places the documents and the information they contain in a wider historical context. The second part presents the documents themselves, with English translations and notes.
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