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Title:The Transmission of Learning in Islamic Africa
Editor:Reese, Scott S.ISNI
Year:2004
ISSN:1570-3754
Issue:2
Pages:307
Language:English
Series:Islam in Africa
City:Leiden
Publisher:Brill
ISBN:9004137793
Geographic terms:Africa
Maghreb
Sahara
Mauritania
Mali
Senegal
Nigeria
Northern Nigeria
East Africa
Subjects:Islamic studies
manuscripts
Islam
conference papers (form)
2001
Abstract:The papers included in this collective volume were presented at a colloquium of the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) held at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA) in May 2001. The theme of the colloquium was the conservation and study of Arabic manuscript writings in sub-Saharan Islamic countries in Africa. Contents: Introduction: Islam in Africa: challenging the perceived wisdom, by Scott S. Reese; Sufi networks and the social contexts for scholarship in Morocco and the northern Sahara, 1660-1830, by David Gutelius; Inkwells of the Sahara: reflections on the production of Islamic knowledge in 'Bil¯ad Shinq¯it, by Ghislaine Lydon; The 'Shuraf¯a' and the 'blacksmith': the role of the Idaw 'Ali of Mauritania in the career of the Senegalese Shaykh Ibr¯ah¯im Niasse (1900-75), by Rüdiger Seesemann; Mass Islamic education and emergence of female 'ulam¯a' in northern Nigeria: background, trends, and consequences, by Muhammad S. Umar; Murtad¯a al-Zab¯id¯i (1732-91) and the Africans: Islamic discourse and scholarly networks in the late eighteenth century, by Stefan Reichmuth; Goths in the lands of the blacks: a preliminary survey of the Ka'ti Library in Timbuktu, by Albrecht Hofheinz; From W¯ad¯i M¯iz¯ab to Unguja: Zanzibar's scholarly links, by Philip Sadgrove; 'Making people think': the Ramadan lectures of Sheikh Abdilahi Nassir in Mombasa (1419 A.H.), by Kai Kresse; The adventures of Ab¯u H¯arith: Muslim travel writing and navigating the modern in colonial East Africa, by Scott S. Reese; Zanzibar: some nineteenth-century Arabic writings on healing, by Lorenzo Declich; 'Small world': neo-Sufi interconnexions between the Maghrib, the Hijaz and Southeast Asia, by R.S. O'Fahey. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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