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Title:The Tuaregs: their Islamic legacy and its diffusion in the Sahel
Author:Norris, H.T.ISNI
Year:1975
Pages:234
Language:English
City:Warminster, Wilts.
Publisher:Aris & Phillips
ISBN:0856680311
Geographic terms:Mali
Niger
Subjects:Tuareg
Islam
Abstract:The aim of this book is to provide an introduction to the Islamic life, culture and history of the Tuaregs, more particularly those in the Sahelian states of Mali and Niger. It gives an account of the history and spread of Islamic culture through the medium of the sacerdotal 'caste' of the Ineslemen, from the Arab conquests of the 7th century to the golden age of Tuareg scholarship in the 15th and 17th centuries. Tuareg history is brought up to date with an account of their resistance to the French and their present status in Niger after their sufferings in the recent Sahelian droughts.
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