Arabic scripts in West African manuscripts: A tentative classification from the de Gironcourt collection

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Abstract

Arabic scripts employed in West African manuscripts have not been fully explored in scholarly literature. The aim of this paper is twofold: To discuss the literature available on this issue and to advance a classification of West African writing styles. This classification is based on the case study of the "de Gironcourt" collection of Arabic manuscripts, gathered in the modern states of Mali, Niger, and Nigeria at the beginning of the twentieth century. 2.3 header.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-133
Number of pages29
JournalIslamic Africa
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Religious studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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