The Trans-Saharan Book Trade: Manuscript Culture, Arabic Literacy and Intellectual History in Muslim Africa

The Trans-Saharan Book Trade: Manuscript Culture, Arabic Literacy and Intellectual History in Muslim Africa

by Brill
     
 

Concerned with the history of scholarly production, book markets and trans-Saharan exchanges in Muslim African (primarily western and northern Africa), as well as the creation of manuscript libraries, this book consists of a collection of twelve essays that examine these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Overview

Concerned with the history of scholarly production, book markets and trans-Saharan exchanges in Muslim African (primarily western and northern Africa), as well as the creation of manuscript libraries, this book consists of a collection of twelve essays that examine these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004187429
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
Library of the Written Word / Library of the Written Word - The Manuscript World Series
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Graziano Krätli is the International Digital Projects Librarian at Yale University. He has published articles and translations of American, British and Indian authors, travel literature, and the history of the book in non-Western societies.

Ghislaine Lydon is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles who specializes in the cultural and economic history of Western Africa and the Sahara.

The contributors are Said Ennahid, Abdel Kader Haïdara, Bruce S. Hall, Graziano Krätli, Murray Last, Ghislaine Lydon, Stefan Reichmuth, Eric Ross, Judith Scheele, Charles C. Stewart, Houari Touati, and Terence Walz.

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