In Darfur : : An Account of the Sultanate and Its People, Volume One / / Muḥammad al-Tūnisī; ed. by Humphrey Davies.

A merchant’s account of his travels through an independent African state Muhammad ibn 'Umar al-Tunisi (d. 1274/1857) belonged to a family of Tunisian merchants trading with Egypt and what is now Sudan. Al-Tunisi was raised in Cairo and a graduate of al-Azhar. In 1803, at the age of fourteen, al...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter New York University Press Complete eBook-Package 2018
Place / Publishing House:New York, NY : : New York University Press, , [2018]
Year of Publication:2018
Series:Library of Arabic Literature ; 12
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Physical Description:1 online resource :; 3 black and white illustrations
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Letter from the General Editor
  • Table of Contents
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Map 1: The Author’s World: from Mali to Mecca
  • Map 2: Darfur
  • Note on the Text
  • Notes to the Frontmatter
  • Preamble
  • Prolegomenon, in three chapters
  • Chapter 1: The Reasons That Led to My Journey to the Land of the Blacks
  • Chapter 2: The Journey from al-Fusṭāṭ to Darfur
  • Chapter 3: A Brief Excerpt from the History of Sultan ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, Called the Rightly Guided: His Early Days, His Rule, and His Death
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • About the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
  • About the Typefaces
  • Titles Published by the Library of Arabic Literature
  • About the Editor–Translator