The Transmission of Learning in Islamic Africa

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CONTENTS
Abbreviationsvii
Notes on Dates and Transliterationix
Acknowledgements Preface—John O. Hunwickxi
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Introduction: Islam in Africa: Challenging the Perceived Wisdom Scott S. Reese1
Chapter One: Sufi Networks and the Social Contexts for Scholarship in Morocco and the Northern Sahara, 1660–1830 David Gutelius15
Chapter Two: Inkwells of the Sahara: Reflections on the Production of Islamic Knowledge in Bilād Shinqīṭ Ghislaine Lydon39
Chapter Three: The Shurafā' and the 'Blacksmith': The Role of the Idaw 'Alī of Mauritania in the Career of the Senegalese Shaykh Ibrāhīm Niasse (1900–75) Rüdiger Seesemann72
Chapter Four: Mass Islamic Education and Emergence of Female 'ulamā' in Northern Nigeria: Background, Trends, and Consequences Muhammad S. Umar99
Chapter Five: Murtaḍā al-Zabīdī (1732–91) and the Africans: Islamic Discourse and Scholarly Networks in the Late Eighteenth Century Stefan Reichmuth121
Chapter Six: Goths in the Land of the Blacks: A Preliminary Survey of the Ka'ti Library in Timbuktu Albrecht Hofheinz154

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