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The Resource The trans-Saharan book trade : manuscript culture, Arabic literacy and intellectual history in Muslim Africa, edited by Graziano Krätli, Ghislaine Lydon, (electronic resource)

The trans-Saharan book trade : manuscript culture, Arabic literacy and intellectual history in Muslim Africa, edited by Graziano Krätli, Ghislaine Lydon, (electronic resource)

Label
The trans-Saharan book trade : manuscript culture, Arabic literacy and intellectual history in Muslim Africa
Title
The trans-Saharan book trade
Title remainder
manuscript culture, Arabic literacy and intellectual history in Muslim Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Graziano Krätli, Ghislaine Lydon
Title variation
Manuscript culture, Arabic literacy and intellectual history in Muslim Africa
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the manuscript treasures in the libraries of Timbuktu and throughout the northwestern quarter of Africa become known, many questions are raised. How did a manuscript culture flourish in the Sahara and in Muslim Africa more generally? Under what conditions did African intellectuals thrive, and how did they acquire scholarly works and the writing paper necessary to contribute to knowledge? By exploring the history of the trans-Saharan book and paper trades, the scholarly production and teaching curricula of African Muslims and the formation, preservation and codicology of library collections, the authors of this original volume provide a variety of answers. The select number of invited contributions represents current research in the material, technological, economic, and cultural dimensions of manuscript production, circulation, and preservation, and the development of specific scholarly and intellectual traditions in Saharan and Sudanic Africa
Member of
Dewey number
011/.31096824
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Krätli, Graziano
  • Lydon, Ghislaine
Series statement
  • Library of the written word,
  • The manuscript world
Series volume
  • v. 8.
  • v. 3
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  • Manuscripts, Arabic
  • Manuscripts
  • Codicology
  • Book industries and trade
  • Islamic learning and scholarship
  • Sahara
  • Africa, Northwest
  • Sahara
  • Noordwest-Afrika
Label
The trans-Saharan book trade : manuscript culture, Arabic literacy and intellectual history in Muslim Africa, edited by Graziano Krätli, Ghislaine Lydon, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
A historic geography of the trans-Saharan trade / Eric Ross -- A thirst for knowledge : Arabic literacy, writing paper, and Saharan bibliophiles in Southwestern Sahara / Ghislaine Lydon -- The paper trade of Egypt and the Sudan in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and its re-export to the Bilad as-Sudan / Terence Walz -- The historic "core curriculum" and the book market in Islamic West Africa / Bruce S. Hall and Charles C. Stewart -- The book and the nature of knowledge in Muslim Northern Nigeria, 1457-2007 / Murray Last -- Literary culture and Arabic manuscripts in 19th-century Ilorin / Stefan Reichmuth -- An overview of major manuscript libraries in Timbuktu / Abdel Kader Haidara -- Information and communication technologies for the preservation and valorization of manuscript collections in Morocco / Said Ennahid -- Coming to terms with tradition : manuscript conservation in contemporary Algeria / Judith Scheele -- Camel to kilobytes : preserving the cultural heritage of the trans-Saharan book trade / Graziano Krätli
Control code
ocn738433285
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 422 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004193611
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)738433285
Label
The trans-Saharan book trade : manuscript culture, Arabic literacy and intellectual history in Muslim Africa, edited by Graziano Krätli, Ghislaine Lydon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
A historic geography of the trans-Saharan trade / Eric Ross -- A thirst for knowledge : Arabic literacy, writing paper, and Saharan bibliophiles in Southwestern Sahara / Ghislaine Lydon -- The paper trade of Egypt and the Sudan in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and its re-export to the Bilad as-Sudan / Terence Walz -- The historic "core curriculum" and the book market in Islamic West Africa / Bruce S. Hall and Charles C. Stewart -- The book and the nature of knowledge in Muslim Northern Nigeria, 1457-2007 / Murray Last -- Literary culture and Arabic manuscripts in 19th-century Ilorin / Stefan Reichmuth -- An overview of major manuscript libraries in Timbuktu / Abdel Kader Haidara -- Information and communication technologies for the preservation and valorization of manuscript collections in Morocco / Said Ennahid -- Coming to terms with tradition : manuscript conservation in contemporary Algeria / Judith Scheele -- Camel to kilobytes : preserving the cultural heritage of the trans-Saharan book trade / Graziano Krätli
Control code
ocn738433285
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 422 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789004193611
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)738433285

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