5. Oman, East Africa, and Abyssinia
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In volume 2 | book 3, The Decline of Islamic Literature | Section 2, From the Conquest of Egypt by Sultan Selīm I in 1517 to the Napoleonic Expedition to Egypt in 1798

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While the literature of the Khārijīs of Oman may actually have started centuries earlier, just as that of other sects did, it is only extant from the eleventh century, and it is unlikely that their colony in East Africa could have seen any literary activity much before that time. The Mus…

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Carl Brockelmann, “5. Oman, East Africa, and Abyssinia”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_232050>
First published online: 2017

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