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Title An Azanian trio : three East African Arabic historical documents / translated and edited by James McL. Ritchie, Sigvard von Sicard
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 312)
Contents Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Maps -- Note on Transliteration -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Overview -- Authorship -- The Dating of the MSS -- The Place of Origin of the Texts -- The Language of the Texts -- The Differing Attitudes or View-Points of the Writers -- The Purpose of the Documents -- The Sources Used by the Author of the Kawkab -- His Style and Treatment of His Subject -- How Far are the Three MSS Credible? -- English Translation of the Manuscripts -- Kitāb al-Zunūj (K) -- Kitāb al-Zunūj (L) -- Kawkab al-durriya li-akhbār Ifrīqiya
Summary "This work consists of the translation and annotation of three East African Arabic / Swahili manuscripts together with the original texts. They cover aspects of the history of the coast from the early Himyaritic period up to the beginning of the 20th century. By the use of earlier, in some cases hitherto unused Arabic sources, the authors of the texts have contributed to a fuller picture of the East African coastal history. The texts relate directly to works on East African coastal history that have appeared since the latter part of the 19th century. They are presented against the background of general Arabic and Islamic history. The annotations indicate, and in some cases stress, significant hints and references to matters that need to be borne in mind, along with archeological and other evidences"-- Provided by publisher
Related To Also issued in part in: Cerulli, Enrico. Somalia : scritti vari editi ed inediti. [Roma], [Istituto poligrafico dello Stato P.V.], [1957-59] volume 1, pages 229-357
Notes The first two texts were originally published in: Cerulli, Enrico. Somalia : scritti vari editi ed inediti, volume 1 (Rome : Istituto poligrafico dello Stato P.V., 1957)
The author of the third text is identified as Fāḍil bin ʻUmar al-Bawrī (d. 1913)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes English and Arabic with English translation
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 16, 2020)
Subject Swahili-speaking peoples -- History -- Sources
Manuscripts, Arabic -- Indian Coast (Africa) -- History and criticism
Manuscripts, Arabic -- Africa, Eastern -- History and criticism
Manuscripts, Arabic -- Indian Coast (Africa) -- Translations into English
Manuscripts, Arabic -- Africa, Eastern -- Translations into English
Manuscripts, Arabic
Swahili-speaking peoples
Indian Coast (Africa) -- History -- Sources
Africa, Eastern -- History -- Sources
Arabia, Southern -- History -- Sources
Eastern Africa
Africa -- Indian Coast
Southern Arabia
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Ritchie, J. M. (James M.), translator, editor.
Sicard, S. von (Sigvard), 1930- translator, editor.
Bawrī, Fāḍil bin ʻUmar, -1913, author.
‏بوري، فاضل بن عمر.‏
Bawrī, Fāḍil bin ʻUmar, -1913. Kawkab al-durriyah li-akhbār Ifrīqiyah. English.
‏بوري، فاضل بن عمر.‏. ‏كوكب الدرية لاخبار إفريقيا
LC no. 2019024717
ISBN 9004258604
Other Titles 880-03 Kitāb al-Zunūj
880-03/(3/r ‏كتاب الزنوج
880-03 Kitāb al-Zunūj
880-03 Kitāb al-Zunūj
880-03 Kitāb al-Zunūj