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The Meanings of Timbuktu

Shamil Jeppie, Souleymane Bachir Diagne (eds). The Meanings of Timbuktu, CODESRIA/HSRC, 2008, 416 p., ISBN 13 978-07969-2204-5

- Prelims

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- Chapter 1 - Re/discovering Timbuktu, Shamil Jeppie

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- Chapter 2 - Toward an intellectual history of West Africa: the meaning of Timbuktu, Souleymane Bachir Diagne

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- Chapter 3 - Before Timbuktu: cities of the elder world, Roderick J McIntosh

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- Chatper 4 - Paper in Soudanic Africa, Jonathan M Bloom

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- Chapter 5 - Arabic calligraphy in West Africa, Sheila S Blair

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- Chapter 6 - Timbuktu and Walata: lineages and higher education, Timothy Cleaveland

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- Chapter 7 - Intellectual innovation and reinvention of the Sahel: the seventeenth-century Timbuktu chronicles, Paulo F de Moraes Farias

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- Chapter 8 - Ajami in Africa: the use of Arabic script in the transcription of African languages, Moulaye Hassane

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- Chapter 9 - Ajami literature and the study of the Sokoto Caliphate, Hamid Boboyyi

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- Chapter 10 - The book in the Sokoto Caliphate, Murray Last

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- Chapter 11 - Muslim women scholars in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Morocco to Nigeria, Beverly B Mack

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- Chapter 12 - The Tombouctou Manuscript Project: social history approaches, Aslam Farouk-Alli and Shaheed Mathee

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- Chapter 13 - The life of Shaykh Sidi al-Mukhtar al-Kunti, Yahya Ould el-Bara

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- Chapter 14 - The works of Shaykh Sidi al-Mukhtar al-Kunti, Mahamane Mahamoudou

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- Chapter 15 - A man of letters in Timbuktu: al-Shaykh Sîdi Muhammad al-Kunti, Abdel Wedoud Ould Cheikh

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- Chapter 16 - Abul Khayr al-Arawani, great scholar and pious saint, Mohamed Diagayeté

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- Chapter 17 - The state of manuscripts in Mali and efforts to preserve them, Abdelkader Mamma Haidara

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- Chapter 18 - The private libraries of Timbuktu, Ismaël Diadié Haidara & Haoua Taore

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- Chapter 19 - Shaykh Baghayogho al-Wangari and the Wangari Library in Timbuktu, Mukhtar bin Yahya al-Wangari

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- Chapter 20 - The Ahmed Baba Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies and Research, Sidi Mohammed Ould Youbba

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- Chapter 21 - The Arabic Literature of Africa Project, John Hunwick

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- Chapter 22 - The West African Arabic manuscript database, Charles C Stewart

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- Chapter 23 - Arabic literature in the eastern half of Africa, Sean O’Fahey

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- Chapter 24 - Textual sources on an Islamic African past: Arabic material in Zanzibar’s National Archive, Anne K Bang

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- Picture Credits

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  • On 27 May 2013 at 03:41, by Amparo Replying to: The Meanings of Timbuktu

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