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Title:Diversions on a journey or the travels of Shaykh Ahmed Al-Yamani (1630-1712) from Halfaya to Fez
Author:Lavers, J.E.
Book title:The Central Bilad al-Sudan: tradition and adaptation
Geographic terms:West Africa
Northern Africa
Subjects:Islamic history
Abstract:The seventeenth century would seem to have been a period of considerable importance for the growth and spread of organised brotherhoods throughout the Sahara and the Sudan. It is slowly becoming clear that there were a series of interconnecting networks linked one with another by wandering scholars. The present account is a contribution to the study of these networks. The wandering scholar was a certain Shaykh Ahmad al-Yamani, who was born in Halfaya in 1630. His journeyings linked the world of the Nile Valley with communities in the Chad Basin, the central Sudan and Morocco. Notes, sum. in French.