Islamic talismanic tradition in nineteenth-century Asante

A study of the three bundles of Arabic Manuscripts from the Guinea Coast found in 1963 at the Royal Library in Copenhagen. The first part focuses on the examination of the instructions for making charms and amulets. The second part reviews factors that explain the popularity of Muslim charms in Asan...

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Main Author: Owusu-Ansah, David 1952- (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Arabic
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Published: Lewiston [u.a.] The Mellen Press c 1991
In: African studies (21)
Year: 1991
Series/Journal:African studies 21
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Guinea / Islam / History
Further subjects:B Ashanti (Kingdom) Miscellanea History
B Charms Ashanti (Kingdom)
B Amulets (Islam)
B Muslims Ashanti (Kingdom)
B Ashanti (African people) Folklore
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Summary:A study of the three bundles of Arabic Manuscripts from the Guinea Coast found in 1963 at the Royal Library in Copenhagen. The first part focuses on the examination of the instructions for making charms and amulets. The second part reviews factors that explain the popularity of Muslim charms in Asante. Pays particular attention to specific historical events in Asante from 1804 to 1867.
Item Description:Includes facsimiles from the Cod. Arab. CCCII and a translation
ISBN:0773497269