11. The Sudan
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In volume 2 | book 3, The Decline of Islamic Literature | Section 2, From the Conquest of Egypt by Sultan Selīm I in 1517 to the Napoleonic Expedition to Egypt in 1798

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In the western Sudan, Islam took root at a very early stage (allegedly as early as the ā1fth century), and it was doing extremely well, particularly after the foundation of Timbuktu at the beginning of the sixth century. Nevertheless, for hundreds of years its population does not seem to have made any active contribution to Arabic lit…

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Carl Brockelmann, “11. The Sudan”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_232110>
First published online: 2017

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