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The Resource Beyond Timbuktu : an intellectual history of Muslim West Africa, Ousmane Oumar Kane

Beyond Timbuktu : an intellectual history of Muslim West Africa, Ousmane Oumar Kane

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Beyond Timbuktu : an intellectual history of Muslim West Africa
Title
Beyond Timbuktu
Title remainder
an intellectual history of Muslim West Africa
Statement of responsibility
Ousmane Oumar Kane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By 2013, many people worldwide had heard about Timbuktu as a center of learning where thousands of Arabic manuscripts are preserved, some of which were destroyed by fanatics during the French counteroffensive to halt the expansion of Islamists in Mali. But few people know that Timbuktu was only one of many centers of Islamic learning in precolonial West Africa. This book analyses the rise and transformation of Arabo-Islamic erudition in West Africa from the beginning of the spread of Islam through the colonial period to the twenty-first century. It highlights the contribution of Muslim scholars in the production and transmission of knowledge and in shaping state and society in West Africa. It argues that no study of the history of education or knowledge production in West Africa will be complete unless it pays attention to this intellectual tradition. The book further shows how European colonialism obstructs historiography so that we know so little about it. Finally, the book analyze the transformation of West African educational system, in the twentieth and twenty first century and shows that far from declining, the Islamic tradition of West Africa has gained vitality in the postcolonial period.--
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Kane, Ousmane
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Islamic learning and scholarship
  • Islamic learning and scholarship
  • Education
  • Education
  • Africa, West
  • Africa, West
Label
Beyond Timbuktu : an intellectual history of Muslim West Africa, Ousmane Oumar Kane
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Timbuktu studies: the geopolitics of the sources -- The growth and political economy of scholarship in the Bilad al-Sudan -- The rise of clerical lineages in the Sahara and the Bilad al-Sudan -- Curriculum and knowledge transmission -- Shaping an Islamic space of meaning: the discursive tradition -- Islamic education and the colonial encounter -- Modern Islamic institutions of higher learning -- Islam in the postcolonial public sphere -- Arabophones triumphant: Timbuktu under Islamic rule
Control code
FIEb17847692
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780674050822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)926061414
Label
Beyond Timbuktu : an intellectual history of Muslim West Africa, Ousmane Oumar Kane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Timbuktu studies: the geopolitics of the sources -- The growth and political economy of scholarship in the Bilad al-Sudan -- The rise of clerical lineages in the Sahara and the Bilad al-Sudan -- Curriculum and knowledge transmission -- Shaping an Islamic space of meaning: the discursive tradition -- Islamic education and the colonial encounter -- Modern Islamic institutions of higher learning -- Islam in the postcolonial public sphere -- Arabophones triumphant: Timbuktu under Islamic rule
Control code
FIEb17847692
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780674050822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)926061414

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