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Islamic Manuscripts from Mali
Title: Islamic Manuscripts from Mali
URL: http://international.loc.gov/intldl/malihtml/malihome.html
Creator: Bibliothèque Mamma Haidara de Manuscrits et la Documentation <Tombouctou>; Bibliothèque Cheick Zayni Baye of Boujbeha
Abstract: Islamic Manuscripts from Mali features 32 manuscripts from the Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library and the Library of Cheick Zayni Baye of Boujbeha, both in Timbuktu, Mali. The texts and documents included in Islamic Manuscripts from Mali are the products of a tradition of book production reaching back almost 1,000 years. The manuscripts presented online are displayed in their entirety and are an exemplary grouping that showcase the wide variety of subjects covered by the written traditions of Timbuktu, Mali, and West Africa.
The manuscripts are written in various styles of the Arabic script. These styles were developed in Timbuktu and the surrounding regions of Mali and West Africa.
There are special presentations of maps, photographs, and other information about the Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library. These presentations provide a fuller picture of the culture and society which produced and preserved these valuable artifacts of human endeavor.
Digital images of the manuscripts were donated by Abdel Kader Haidara, owner and director of the Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library. The Library of Congress will include additional manuscripts in the future as new digital images are received. [according to site editor's information]
Keywords: Islam; African languages; Arabic script; Timbuktu; Mali; written culture / writing culture
Countries: Mali
Subject areas: Language » Languages of African Origin;
Religion & Philosophy » Islam
Resource type: Manuals, Checklists, Guidelines, Teaching Material, Tutorials
Language: English
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