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HSRC Press :: The Meanings of Timbuktu

The Meanings of Timbuktu
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The Meanings of Timbuktu

Shamil Jeppie, Souleymane Bachir Diagne (eds)

Format210mm x 275mm (Hard Cover)
ISBN 100-7969-2204-7
ISBN 13978-07969-2204-5
Publish Year2008
RightsWorld Rights

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Chapter 1 - Re/discovering Timbuktu
Shamil Jeppie
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Chapter 2 - Toward an intellectual history of West Africa: the meaning of Timbuktu
Souleymane Bachir Diagne
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Chapter 3 - Before Timbuktu: cities of the elder world
Roderick J McIntosh
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Chatper 4 - Paper in Soudanic Africa
Jonathan M Bloom
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Chapter 5 - Arabic calligraphy in West Africa
Sheila S Blair
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Chapter 6 - Timbuktu and Walata: lineages and higher education
Timothy Cleaveland
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Chapter 7 - Intellectual innovation and reinvention of the Sahel: the seventeenth-century Timbuktu chronicles
Paulo F de Moraes Farias
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Chapter 8 - Ajami in Africa: the use of Arabic script in the transcription of African languages
Moulaye Hassane
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Chapter 9 - Ajami literature and the study of the Sokoto Caliphate
Hamid Boboyyi
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Chapter 10 - The book in the Sokoto Caliphate
Murray Last
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Chapter 11 - Muslim women scholars in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Morocco to Nigeria
Beverly B Mack
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Chapter 12 - The Tombouctou Manuscript Project: social history approaches
Aslam Farouk-Alli and Shaheed Mathee
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Chapter 13 - The life of Shaykh Sidi al-Mukhtar al-Kunti
Yahya Ould el-Bara
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Chapter 14 - The works of Shaykh Sidi al-Mukhtar al-Kunti
Mahamane Mahamoudou
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Chapter 15 - A man of letters in Timbuktu: al-Shaykh Sîdi Muhammad al-Kunti
Abdel Wedoud Ould Cheikh
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Chapter 16 - Abul Khayr al-Arawani, great scholar and pious saint
Mohamed Diagayeté
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Chapter 17 - The state of manuscripts in Mali and efforts to preserve them
Abdelkader Mamma Haidara
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Chapter 18 - The private libraries of Timbuktu
Ismaël Diadié Haidara & Haoua Taore
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Chapter 19 - Shaykh Baghayogho al-Wangari and the Wangari Library in Timbuktu
Mukhtar bin Yahya al-Wangari
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Chapter 20 - The Ahmed Baba Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies and Research
Sidi Mohammed Ould Youbba
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Chapter 21 - The Arabic Literature of Africa Project
John Hunwick
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Chapter 22 - The West African Arabic manuscript database
Charles C Stewart
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Chapter 23 - Arabic literature in the eastern half of Africa
Sean O’Fahey
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Chapter 24 - Textual sources on an Islamic African past: Arabic material in Zanzibar’s National Archive
Anne K Bang
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