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The Resource Sultan, caliph and the renewer of the faith : Ahmad Lobbo, the Tarikh al-fattash and the making of an Islamic state in West Africa, Mauro Nobili, (electronic resource)

Sultan, caliph and the renewer of the faith : Ahmad Lobbo, the Tarikh al-fattash and the making of an Islamic state in West Africa, Mauro Nobili, (electronic resource)

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Sultan, caliph and the renewer of the faith : Ahmad Lobbo, the Tarikh al-fattash and the making of an Islamic state in West Africa
Title
Sultan, caliph and the renewer of the faith
Title remainder
Ahmad Lobbo, the Tarikh al-fattash and the making of an Islamic state in West Africa
Statement of responsibility
Mauro Nobili
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Tārīkh al-fattāsh is one of the most important and celebrated sources for the history of pre-colonial West Africa, yet it has confounded scholars for decades with its inconsistences and questions surrounding its authorship. In this study, Mauro Nobili examines and challenges existing theories on the chronicle, arguing that much of what we have presumed about the work is deeply flawed. Making extensive use of previously unpublished Arabic sources, Nobili demonstrates that the Tārīkh al-fattāsh was in fact written in the nineteenth century by a Fulani scholar, Nūḥ b. al-Ṭāhir, who modified pre-existing historiographical material as a political project in legitimation of the West African Islamic state known as the Caliphate of Ḥamdallāhi and its founding leader Aḥmad Lobbo. Contextualizing its production within the broader development of the religious and political landscape of West Africa, this study represents a significant moment in the study of West African history and of the evolution of Arabic historical literature in Timbuktu and its surrounding regions
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nobili, Mauro
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
  • African studies series
Series volume
148
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shehu Ahmadu Lobbo
  • Nūḥ ibn al-Ṭāhir
  • Fula (African people)
  • Islam and state
  • Macina
  • Hamdallahi (Mali)
  • Inland Niger Delta (Mali)
  • Sudan (Region)
  • Macina
  • Sudan (Region)
Label
Sultan, caliph and the renewer of the faith : Ahmad Lobbo, the Tarikh al-fattash and the making of an Islamic state in West Africa, Mauro Nobili, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108804295
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A contested space of competing claims : the Middle Niger, 1810s-1840s.
  • The emergence of clerical rule in the Middle Niger
  • Aḥmad Lobbo, Timbuktu, and the Kunta
  • Fluctuating diplomacy : Ḥamdallāhi and Sokoto.
  • part 3.
  • The circulation and reception of the Tārīkh al-fattāsh, 1840s-2010s.
  • The Tārīkh al-fattāsh at work
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes on orthography and other conventions
  • Introduction
  • part 1.
  • A nineteenth-century chronicle in support of the Caliphate of Ḥamdallāhi : Nūḥ b. al-Ṭāhir's Tārīkh al-fattāsh.
  • A century of scholarship
  • The Tārīkh al-fattāsh : a nineteenth-century chronicle.
  • part 2.
Control code
CR9781108804295
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108789820
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1143848540
Label
Sultan, caliph and the renewer of the faith : Ahmad Lobbo, the Tarikh al-fattash and the making of an Islamic state in West Africa, Mauro Nobili, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108804295
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A contested space of competing claims : the Middle Niger, 1810s-1840s.
  • The emergence of clerical rule in the Middle Niger
  • Aḥmad Lobbo, Timbuktu, and the Kunta
  • Fluctuating diplomacy : Ḥamdallāhi and Sokoto.
  • part 3.
  • The circulation and reception of the Tārīkh al-fattāsh, 1840s-2010s.
  • The Tārīkh al-fattāsh at work
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes on orthography and other conventions
  • Introduction
  • part 1.
  • A nineteenth-century chronicle in support of the Caliphate of Ḥamdallāhi : Nūḥ b. al-Ṭāhir's Tārīkh al-fattāsh.
  • A century of scholarship
  • The Tārīkh al-fattāsh : a nineteenth-century chronicle.
  • part 2.
Control code
CR9781108804295
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108789820
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1143848540

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