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Beyond Timbuktu

An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa

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$41.00 • £32.95 • €37.00

ISBN 9780674050822

Publication Date: 06/07/2016


296 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Note on Transliteration
  • Prologue
  • 1. Timbuktu Studies: The Geopolitics of the Sources
  • 2. The Growth and Political Economy of Islamic Scholarship in the Bilad al-Sudan
  • 3. The Rise of Clerical Lineages in the Sahara and the Bilad al-Sudan
  • 4. Curriculum and Knowledge Transmission
  • 5. Shaping an Islamic Space of Meaning: The Discursive Tradition
  • 6. Islamic Education and the Colonial Encounter
  • 7. Modern Islamic Institutions of Higher Learning
  • 8. Islam in the Post-colonial Public Sphere
  • 9. Arabophones Triumphant: Timbuktu under Islamic Rule
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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