Ibadi Muslims of North Africa : Manuscripts, Mobilization, and the Making of a Written Tradition Paperback / softback
Part of the Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization series
The Ibadi Muslims, a little-known minority community, have lived in North Africa for over a thousand years.
Combining an analysis of Arabic manuscripts with digital tools used in network analysis, Paul M.
Love, Jr takes readers on a journey across the Maghrib and beyond as he traces the paths of a group of manuscripts and the Ibadi scholars who used them.
Ibadi scholars of the Middle Period (eleventh-sixteenth century) wrote a series of collective biographies (prosopographies), which together constructed a cumulative tradition that connected Ibadi Muslims from across time and space, bringing them together into a 'written network'.
From the Mzab valley in Algeria to the island of Jerba in Tunisia, from the Jebel Nafusa in Libya to the bustling metropolis of early-modern Cairo, this book shows how people and books worked in tandem to construct and maintain an Ibadi Muslim tradition in the Maghrib.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 231 pages, Worked examples or Exercises; 1 Maps; 16 Halftones, black and white; 11 Line drawings, bl
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 18/06/2020
- Category: African history
- ISBN: 9781108459013