“THE TARIKH AL-FATTASH AND THE MAKING OF THE CALIPHATE OF HAMDALLAHI”
Mauro Nobili, University of Illinois
Wednesday, October 28th, 12:30pm
[Online] Silsila Fall 2020 Lecture Series, Islam in Africa: Material Histories
The mausoleum of Aḥmad Lobbo, Nūḥ b. al-Ṭāhir, and Aḥmad II, in Ḥamdallāhi (Copyright Alfa Mamadou Diallo Lélouma)Contrary to what is commonly believed, the Tārīkh al-fattāsh, one of the most famous sources for pre-colonial African history, is a nineteenth-century chronicle. The talk analyses the chronicle in the landscape of nineteenth century Islamic West Africa as a political project in legitimization of the Caliphate of Ḥamdallāhi (1818-1862).
Mauro Nobili is a historian of pre-colonial and early-colonial West Africa. He has conducted research in several collections of Arabic manuscripts from West Africa and published on West African chronicles, Arabic calligraphies, and Islam in Africa. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including a National Endowment for Humanities grant.
Date: Wednesday, October 28th
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