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Anonymous Historical Texts
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This chapter is written by Irmeli Perho

Anonymous works on history related to the Horn of Africa. The texts consist of descriptions of historical events, biographies and hagiographies.

1. Akhbār balad Gurāge.

ZM00307, 5r–5v.

2. Biographies of Scholars.

The text mentions Jamāl al-Dīn b. ḥājj Surūr and Badr al-Dīn b. ḥājj Surūr b. Bashīr.1


3. Document on the history of Harar after Egyptian occupation.

DWL00029–8Bs, 1r–4v.

4. Documents on the battle of Č̣allanqo and amīr ʿAbdullāh.

IES02565, 1–7.

5. Historical notes on Wallo.

Double series of photocopies of a manuscript.


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“Anonymous Historical Texts”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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