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Title The trans-Saharan book trade [electronic resource] : manuscript culture, Arabic literacy, and intellectual history in Muslim Africa / edited by Graziano Krätli, Ghislaine Lydon.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xii, 422 p. : ill., maps.
Series Library of the written word, 1874-4834 ; v. 8
Library of the written word. The manuscript world ; v. 3
Library of the written word ; 8.
Library of the written word. Manuscript world ; v. 3.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A historic geography of the trans-Saharan trade / Eric Ross -- A thirst for knowledge : Arabic literacy, writing paper, and Saharan bibliophiles in Southwestern Sahara / Ghislaine Lydon -- The paper trade of Egypt and the Sudan in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and its re-export to the Bilad as-Sudan / Terence Walz -- The historic "core curriculum" and the book market in Islamic West Africa / Bruce S. Hall and Charles C. Stewart -- The book and the nature of knowledge in Muslim Northern Nigeria, 1457-2007 / Murray Last -- Literary culture and Arabic manuscripts in 19th-century Ilorin / Stefan Reichmuth -- An overview of major manuscript libraries in Timbuktu / Abdel Kader Haidara -- Information and communication technologies for the preservation and valorization of manuscript collections in Morocco / Said Ennahid -- Coming to terms with tradition : manuscript conservation in contemporary Algeria / Judith Scheele -- Camel to kilobytes : preserving the cultural heritage of the trans-Saharan book trade / Graziano Krätli.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Manuscripts, Arabic -- Africa, Northwest.
Manuscripts -- Collectors and collecting -- Africa, Northwest.
Codicology -- Africa, Northwest.
Book industries and trade -- Africa, Northwest -- History.
Islamic learning and scholarship -- Africa, Northwest -- History.
Sahara -- Commerce -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Krätli, Graziano.
Lydon, Ghislaine.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9789004187429 (acid-free paper)
9789004193611 (e-book)

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