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 EastAfrican coast. Muslim scholars from those regions have contributed massively to the emergence of multiple traditions of
uncastrated slaves, from the peripheries of the territories that they ruled or from outside their domains entirely. Central Asia, Iran, EastAfrica, and India were key pools of ʿAbbāsid eunuchs, as was the apparently Slavic population known as Ṣaqāliba in eastern Europe. 3 ʿAbbāsid court eunuchs served as
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 EastAfrica, as well as those from Ulrike Freitag
/ Arabica 56 (2009) 466-494 acquainted with a wide array of Arabic books, rather than a restrictive selection. Th is is quite similar to the process described by Laﬀ an in his article. A similar development is sketched for the Swahili-speaking region in EastAfrica by Jean-Claude Penrad, “L’intangible et la
because Zanzibar in EastAfrica 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
noxious odors, which ostensibly caused disease. “Eastern” spices were not necessarily eastern. The most popular spice in medieval Cairo was cinnamon; it came in two varieties, “Chinese” and “Ceylonese”, both of which, however, were imported from eastAfrica. Cloves were not popular, and even less were
The present English translation reproduces the original German of Carl Brockelmann’s
Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur (GAL) as accurately as possible. In the interest of user-friendliness the following emendations have been made in the translation: Personal names are written out in full, except
ibn; Brockelmann’s transliteration of Arabic has been adapted to comply with modern standards for English-language publications; modern English equivalents are given for place names, e.g. Damascus, Cairo, Jerusalem, etc.; several erroneous dates have been corrected, and the page references to the two German editions have been retained in the margin, except in the Supplement volumes, where new references to the first two English volumes have been inserted.
-Barwānī (d. 2006). As early as the first century CE, Arabic is documented as a spoken language in EastAfrica. 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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