DOI:​10.5192/215409930201105
Corpus ID: 162301989
ARABIC SCRIPTS IN WEST AFRICAN MANUSCRIPTS: A TENTATIVE CLASSIFICATION FROM THE DE GIRONCOURT COLLECTION
Mauro Nobili
Published 3 June 2011
History

Islamic Africa
Arabic scripts employed in West African manuscripts have not been fully explored in scholarly literature. The aim of this paper is twofold: to discuss the literature available on this issue and to… Expand
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