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The arts and crafts of literacy : Islamic manuscript cultures in sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Andrea Brigaglia; Mauro Nobili
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : Walter de Gruyter, [2017]
Series: Studies in manuscript cultures, v. 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : 1 [edition]View all editions and formats
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Most studies of manuscripts in different regions of sub-Saharan Africa mainly aim at serving literary and historical purposes, and focus on the textual dimension. This book advances on the contrary a holistic approach. The contributions cover the different dimensions of the manuscript, i.e. materials, technologies, practices and the communities involved in the production, commercialization, circulation, preservation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har175017299
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Brigaglia; Mauro Nobili
ISBN: 9783110541403 3110541408
OCLC Number: 1005072592
Notes: "The articles in this volume were originally presented at the conference The arts and crafts of literacy: manuscript cultures in Muslim Sub-Saharan Africa, held at the University of Cape Town, 5-6 September 2013"--Page vii.
Description: x, 367 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : African history and islamic manuscript cultures / Mauro Nobili --
New strategies in using watermarks to date sub-Saharan islamic manuscripts / Michaelle Biddle --
Fī lawḥin maḥfūẓ : towards a phenomenological analysis of the Quranic tablet / Andrea Brigaglia --
Islamic education and ample space layout in West African islamic manuscripts / Dmitry Bondarev --
A preliminary appraisal of marginalia in West African manuscripts from the Mamma Haidara memorial library collection (Timbuktu) / Susana Molins Lliteras --
Writing in Africa : the Kilwa chronicle and other sixteenth-century Portuguese testimonies / Adrien Delmas --
Bamana texts in Arabic characters : some leaves from Mali / Tal Tamari --
Arabic and Swahili documents from the pre-colonial Congo and the EIC (Congo Free State, 1885-1908) : who were the scribes? / Xavier Luffin --
Moodibbo Bello Aamadu Mohammadu and the Daada Maaje, a handbook in an indigenous Fulfulde script / Mohamadou Halirou --
Elements of a 'Timbuktu manual of style' / Mahmoud Mohamed Dédéou and Shamil Jeppie --
Seven gravestones at the Muslim Tana Baru cemetery in Cape Town : a descriptive note / Alessandro Gori --
Kaʼana Umar's 'CCI Quran' : the making of a Bornuan manuscript in the twenty-first century / Maimadu Barma Mutai and Andrea Brigaglia.
Series Title: Studies in manuscript cultures, v. 12.
Responsibility: edited by Andrea Brigaglia and Mauro Nobili.
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