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dc.contributor.advisor Gomez-Rivas, Camilo
dc.contributor.advisor ElBendary, Amina
dc.contributor.advisor Sundelin, Lennart van Riel, Jason
dc.creator van Riel, Jason 2012-05-28T11:20:38Z 2012-09-11T13:09:06Z 2012 Spring 2012-05-28T11:20:38Z
dc.description.abstract This thesis deals with the trans-Saharan commercial links between the Maghreb and BilÄ d al-SÅ«dÄ n from the 1st till 5th century AH, and the role the IbÄ á¸ Ä« community played in establishing these links. IbÄ á¸ Ä« merchants monopolized the trans-Saharan trade due to their alliances with local Berber tribes and their predisposition to trade, dating from their inception history in Basra. Missionary efforts by IbÄ á¸ Ä« traders to BilÄ d al-SÅ«dÄ n led to the introduction of Islam in BilÄ d al-SÅ«dÄ n, as well as the introduction of other Islamic traditions and customs. Both religion and trade where of the utmost importance for the IbÄ á¸ Ä« community in the Maghreb and thus a compromise between both had to be found. With the research presented in this thesis, I will show how the IbÄ á¸ Ä« community became the most important player in trans-Saharan trade and how they were able to hold on to this position until their demise at the beginning of the 4th century. Another significant result of trans-Saharan trade is the considerable impact that IbÄ á¸ Ä« traders had on both religious and cultural customs of the people of BilÄ d al-SÅ«dÄ n. As a side note I will also tentatively argue that the importance of trade for the IbÄ á¸ Ä« community in the Maghreb must have had some influence on the way IbÄ á¸ Ä«sm manifested itself. en
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dc.language.iso en en
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dc.subject Ibadites en
dc.subject Africa, North en
dc.subject Africa, West en
dc.subject Trade routes en
dc.subject Baá¹£rah (Iraq) en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Ibadites -- History -- Africa, North.
dc.subject.lcsh Ulama -- Africa, North.
dc.subject.lcsh Islam -- History -- Africa, North.
dc.title The Ib??? traders of Bil?d al-S?d?n en
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dc.subject.discipline Arabic and Islamic Civilizations en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Arab and Islamic Civilizations en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en

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