Résistance et Dévotion – Anciens sanctuaires ibadites de Djerba

Résistance et Dévotion – Anciens sanctuaires ibadites de Djerba


by Virginie Prevost

Photographie Axel Derriks

British Institute for Libyan and Northern African Studies Monograph 12

210 x 297 mm, 338 pages; photographs, plans, drawings and maps

Publication Date: November 30 2023

ISBN 9781915808035


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This beautifully illustrated study is based on a corpus of 48 places of worship, some in excellent condition, others in ruins or completely rebuilt, which are mentioned in written Ibadi sources and in particular in the chronicle of al-Ḥīlātī (d. 1099/1688-1689). Using numerous unpublished documents, the author reconstructs their history, and presents an in-depth analysis of the local memory of the island.

Virginie Prevost (Université Libre de Bruxelles) has published L’aventure ibāḍite dans le Sud tunisien (Helsinki, 2008), Les Ibadites. De Djerba à Oman, la troisième voie de l’Islam(Turnhout, 2010) and many articles on the history of Djerba.


Publicity and Reviews

Please click here to read an article about “Resistance et Devotion” by journalist Marwa Saidi, which was published in the leading French-language Tunisian daily newspaper La Press de Tunisie, in February of 2024. 

Please click here to read a review of this title, by Sana Belaazi, which was published by Tunisian news website, African Challenges, in February 2024.

Please click here to view an interview with Virginie Prevost and Axel Derriks, which was broadcast in February 2024 by Tunisian national radio station Radio Tunis Chaîne Internationale (RTCI).

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