THE LITERATURE OF HARAR UNTIL THE END OF THE 19TH CENTURY*

Author : GIORGIO BANTI

Year  : 2010

 

Arabic books were brought to Harar from several parts of the Moslem world, and were copied there. In this manner, an important book culture and scribal tradition developed in the town (cfr. Wagner 1997 b, pp. ix ff.) and are still alive today, albeit in an impoverished context where many old manuscripts have been lost or destroyed, and good writing materials are scarce.