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Arabic Literature of Africa The Writings of Eastern Sudanic Africa

Arabic Literature of Africa The Writings of Eastern Sudanic Africa
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  • ISBN-13: 9789004094505
  • ISBN: 9004094504
  • Publisher: BRILL

AUTHOR

Hunwick, J. O., O'Fahey, R. S.

SUMMARY

Eventually to be completed in six volumes, "Arabic Literature of Africa will provide a survey of Muslim authors writing in Arabic in Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa and a bibliography of their works. Falling within the tradition of the great works of Brockelmann and Sezgin, it will form a basic reference tool for the study of Arabic writing in areas of the African Islamic world that fall outside the parameters of these works. While primarily a work of reference, it will also attempt to provide an outline of the intellectual history of Muslim societies in the areas it covers: the Nile valley, East Africa and the Horn of Africa, West Africa and the western Sahara, from earliest times to the present.The first volume covers Eastern Sudanic Africa (mainly the modern Sudan) until approximately 1900. It comprises twelve chapters organised by theme or period and aims to present as complete a coverage as the present state of our knowledge will allow.Hunwick, J. O. is the author of 'Arabic Literature of Africa The Writings of Eastern Sudanic Africa' with ISBN 9789004094505 and ISBN 9004094504.

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