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Servants of the Sharia: The Civil Register of the Qadis Court Of Brava 1893-1900 (African Sources for African History, 6) (African Sources for African History) Lidwien Kapteijns

Servants of the Sharia: The Civil Register of the Qadis Court Of Brava 1893-1900 (African Sources for African History, 6) (African Sources for African History)

Lidwien Kapteijns

Published November 1st 2005
ISBN : 9789004131224
Paperback
2212 pages
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This volume contains the full Qadi Records of Brava (1893 - 1900). The importance of these records for those studying Southern Somalia and the Swahili coast cannot be overestimated. The register is like a daily journal of events in a typical SwahiliMoreThis volume contains the full Qadi Records of Brava (1893 - 1900). The importance of these records for those studying Southern Somalia and the Swahili coast cannot be overestimated. The register is like a daily journal of events in a typical Swahili town. The information in the records covers a wide range of issues: Slavery, the role of women and their usage of the court system in the 19th century, the role of the Ulama, trade, inheritance, et cetera. The register is signed and stamped by the Italian Commander/governor in Asmara, Eritrea where it was taken and authenticated and bears the Official Stamp of the Royal Italian Government. This volume contains both the Arabic original and a translation into English.