Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Travelling Texts: Arabic Literate Learning in Coastal East Africa, c. 1860–1930

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter addresses something more fleeting but also the most concrete aspect of reformist thought: its words. It also discusses the fabric underpinning the networks formed by travel, trade and teacher-scholar relationships; the printed books, manuscripts, large and small, texts and commentaries that were part of the making of Sufi reformism in the western Indian Ocean. The chapter also addresses text in the most concrete terms. It discusses What books were being circulated, and who owned them? In many ways, these questions echo those of the German orientalist C.H. Becker, who in 1911 asked: "What books come into the hands of local mwalimus and so exercise a direct influence on the intellectual life of our colony? The chapter analyses the diffusion of text in the Western Indian Ocean in a related manner; along lines of integration versus diversification, or, in an alternative terminology; globalization and localization.

Keywords: Arabic language; Coastal East Africa; Mecca; Sufi reformism; western Indian Ocean

10.1163/9789004276543_007
/content/books/b9789004276543_007
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Islamic Sufi Networks in the Western Indian Ocean (c.1880-1940) — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation