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Literatur/Book Reviews / Die Welt des Islams 49 (2009) 122-161 137 The Global Worlds of the Swahili: Interfaces of Islam, Identity and Space in 19 th and 20 th - Century East Africa . By Roman Loimeier & Rüdiger Seesemann (eds.). Berlin: Lit 2006 (Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung Vol. 26). x + 409

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, i-g. Wir hoffen, dass der ausgezcichnete Kenner des Athiopischen und Arabischen uns noch weitere Werke dieser Art schenken wird. Otto Spies (Bonn) Otto Spies (Bonn) LITERATUR G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville: The East African Coast. Select Documents from the first to the earlier nineteenth century

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ignores the fact that Islam looks back in sub-Saharan Africa to a history of more than 1000 years, in particular, in sub-Saharan West Africa, in Ethiopia, on the Horn and on the East African coast. Muslim scholars from those regions have contributed massively to the emergence of multiple traditions of

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collaboration with Brigitte Reinwald, Jan-Georg Deutsch, Katrin Bromber and Ravi Ahuja. I received very useful insides from the many lively discussions with them and with other fellows of the Centre, and I am especially grateful for Katrin Bromber’s comments on East Africa, as well as those from Ulrike Freitag

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because Zanzibar in East Africa and Chad in Central and West Africa represent, in an ideal- typical way, black African spaces on which Arabo-Islamic civiliza- tion left a distinct imprint. After 1840, when Zanzibar became the capital of the Omani-Zanzibari sultanate, the island and its then dependencies

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-Barwānī (d. 2006). As early as the first century CE, Arabic is documented as a spoken language in East Africa. The first Swahili rendering of the Qurʾan was published in 1923 by a Christian missionary, so that the Aḥmad translation, published in 1953 and sponsored by the Aḥmadiyya movement, “was more than

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Werke dieser Art schenken wird. Otto Spies (Bonn) Otto Spies (Bonn) LITERATUR G. S. P. Freeman-Grenville: The East African Coast. Select Documents from the first to the earlier nineteenth century. Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press 1962, 314 S. Preis 35 Sh. Infolge der giinstigcn Witterungs- und

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239 to German and Turkish publications. This, coupled with the author's work in East Africa, may account for the fact that the revised edition to be published under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs which was announced in 1951 has never appeared. Despite these

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). A further article discusses the problem of a practicable conceptualisation of space and time in social and historical research (Reinfeld). A series of studies on the phenomenon of translocality in East Africa discussed in this article— coast and islands—tend to confirm the notion of “seascape”. e

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at the time in which Ottoman reformers, again, today marketed as the intellectual forefathers of Ottoman nationalism, were selling Ottoman sovereignty to the French and British, took to conducting missionary work in areas of imperial contest. Indeed, South Arabia, the East African ‘Swahili

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