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Embarrassing Cousins: Genealogical Conundrums in the Central Sahara

Judith Scheele

in Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on contemporary Central Saharan tawārīkh — more or less historic documents looking suspiciously like genealogies. It examines the debates over religious legitimacy, hierarchy and ... More


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