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Book/Printed Material Book of the Blessed Merits of Crafts and Agriculture.

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Title

  • Book of the Blessed Merits of Crafts and Agriculture.

Summary

  • Timbuktu (present-day Tombouctou in Mali), founded around 1100 as a commercial center for trade across the Sahara Desert, was also an important seat of Islamic learning from the 14th century onward. The libraries there contain many important manuscripts, in different styles of Arabic scripts, which were written and copied by Timbuktu's scribes and scholars. These works constitute the city's most famous and long-lasting contribution to Islamic and world civilization. The social benefits of trades, crafts, and agricultural pursuits are discussed in this book. The anonymous author describes the contributions to society of various vocations and expresses the fundamental dignity that individuals acquire by working in socially useful jobs.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1500 to 1900]

Headings

  • -  Mali--Tombouctou
  • -  1500 to 1900
  • -  Agriculture
  • -  Arabic calligraphy
  • -  Arabic manuscripts
  • -  Handicraft
  • -  Islamic manuscripts
  • -  Timbuktu manuscripts

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource at: Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library.
  • -  Content in Arabic.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667257

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Rights & Access

The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the Islamic Manuscripts from Mali Collection. Absent any such restrictions, these materials are free to use and reuse.

The Library asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here.

The source of this collection has asked that persons who wish to make any other reproductions of manuscripts from this collection must seek permission from Abdel Kader Haidara, at:

Abdel Kader Haidara, Directeur
Bibliotheque Mamma Haidara de Manuscrits et la Documentation
Siége: Tombouctou BP 71 Rèp.du Mali
Tèl: B 292 16 76 | D 292 12 54
Cell: 636 96 60

Contact Bamako
Tèl: D 220 18 88
Cell: 636 96 60

Email: haidara_manuscrits@yahoo.fr

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library.

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Chicago citation style:

Book of the Blessed Merits of Crafts and Agriculture. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1900, 1500] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667257/.

APA citation style:

(1500) Book of the Blessed Merits of Crafts and Agriculture. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1900] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667257/.

MLA citation style:

Book of the Blessed Merits of Crafts and Agriculture. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1900, 1500] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667257/>.