Item description for Arabic Literature of Africa: The Writings of Eastern Sudanic Africa (Handbook of Oriental Studies. the Near and) by John O. Hunwick, R. S. O'Fahey, John O. Hunwick, Muhammad Ibrahim Abu Salim & Albrecht Hofheinz...
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.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 2.05 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1997
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004094504 ISBN13 9789004094505
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More About John O. Hunwick, R. S. O'Fahey, John O. Hunwick, Muhammad Ibrahim Abu Salim & Albrecht Hofheinz
John O. Hunwick has devoted a lifetime of scholarship to the history, culture, and literature of Islamic Africa.