The arts and crafts of literacy : Islamic manuscript cultures in sub-Saharan Africa /

Most studies of manuscripts in different regions of sub-Saharan Africa mainly aim at serving literary and historical purposes, and focus on the textual dimension. This book advances on the contrary a holistic approach. The contributions cover the different dimensions of the manuscript, i.e. material...

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Meeting name:Arts and Crafts of Literacy (Conference) (2013 : Cape Town, South Africa)
Edition:1 [edition].
Imprint:Berlin ; Boston : Walter de Gruyter, [2017].
Description:x, 367 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Studies in manuscript cultures, 2365-9696 ; volume 12
Studies in manuscript cultures ; v. 12.
Subject:History -- Sources -- Manuscripts.
Islamic civilization -- Manuscripts.
Manuscripts.
Manuscripts, Arabic.
Manuscripts -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses.
Islamic civilization -- Manuscripts -- Congresses.
Manuscripts, African -- Conservation and restoration -- Congresses.
Manuscripts, Arabic -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses.
Africa, Sub-Saharan -- History -- Sources -- Manuscripts -- Congresses.
Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Conference papers and proceedings.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11373123
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Other authors / contributors:Brigaglia, Andrea, 1976- editor.
Nobili, Mauro, editor.
ISBN:9783110541403
3110541408
9783110541441 (PDF : online)
Notes:"The articles in this volume were originally presented at the conference The arts and crafts of literacy: manuscript cultures in Muslim Sub-Saharan Africa, held at the University of Cape Town, 5-6 September 2013"--Page vii.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary:Most studies of manuscripts in different regions of sub-Saharan Africa mainly aim at serving literary and historical purposes, and focus on the textual dimension. This book advances on the contrary a holistic approach. The contributions cover the different dimensions of the manuscript, i.e. materials, technologies, practices and the communities involved in the production, commercialization, circulation, preservation and consumption.
Other form:9783110541441 (PDF : online)
Standard no.:9783110541403