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 Using numerous unpublished documents, the author reconstructs their history, and presents an in-depth analysis of the local memory of the island.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.

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