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Publications of Bruce S. Hall    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  by tags  bibtex listing:


  1. Hall, BS, A history of race in Muslim West Africa, 1600-1960 (2011), Cambridge University Press, New York [available here]  [abs] [1]

Journal Articles

  1. with Lecocq, B; Mann, G; Whitehouse, B; Badi, D; Pelckmans, L; Belalimat, N; Hall, B; Lacher, W, One hippopotamus and eight blind analysts: a multivocal analysis of the 2012 political crisis in the divided Republic of Mali, Review of African Political Economy, vol. 40 no. 137 (September, 2013), pp. 343-357 [doi]  [abs] [author's comments]
  2. Hall, BS, Saharan commerce and Islamic law: The question of usury (Ribā) in the Nawāzil literature of Mali and Mauritania, 1700-1929, African Economic History, vol. 41 no. 41 (January, 2013), pp. 1-18
  3. Bruce S. Hall, "Saharan Commerce and Islamic Law: The Question of Usury 1 (ribā) in the Nawāzil Literature of Mali and Mauritania, 1700-1929", African Economic History, vol. 41 (2013), pp. 1-20
  4. Hall, BS, Arguing sovereignty in Songhay, Afriques: Débats, methods et terraines d’histoire, vol. 4 (2013), pp. 1-17  [abs]
  5. Hall, BS, A History of Libya, The International journal of African historical studies, vol. 46 no. 2 (2013), pp. 332-333
  6. Hall, BS, HOW SLAVES USED ISLAM: THE LETTERS OF ENSLAVED MUSLIM COMMERCIAL AGENTS IN THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY NIGER BEND AND CENTRAL SAHARA, The Journal of African History, vol. 52 no. 3 (2011), pp. 279-297, ISSN 0021-8537 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  7. Hall, BS, Bellah Histories of Decolonization, Iklan Paths to Freedom: The Meanings of Race and Slavery in the Late-Colonial Niger Bend (Mali), 1944-1960, The International journal of African historical studies, vol. 44 no. 1 (2011), pp. 61-87, ISSN 0361-7882 [Gateway.cgi]
  8. Hall, BS, A History of Libya. By John Wright, The International journal of African historical studies, vol. 44 no. 3 (2011), pp. 458-460
  9. Hall, BS, The Question of ‘Race’ in the Pre-colonial Southern Sahara, Journal of North African Studies, vol. 10 no. 3-4 (2005), pp. 339-367 [repository]

Book Chapters

  1. Hall, BS; Addoun, YD, “The Arabic Letters of the Ghadames Slaves in the Niger Bend, 1860-1900”, in African Slavery/African Voices, edited by Bellagamba, A; Greene, S; Brown, C; Klein, M (2013), pp. pp.485-500, Cambridge University Press, New York  [abs] [author's comments]
  2. Hall, BS; Stewart, CC, The historic ‘Core Curriculum,’ and the book market in Islamic West Africa, in The Trans-Saharan Book Trade: Arabic Literacy, Manuscript Culture, and Intellectual History in Islamic Africa, edited by Krätli, G; Lydon, G (2011), pp. 109-74, Brill, Leiden
  3. Hall, BS, An early Tuareg anti-colonial manifesto? A local critique of the French occupation of the Niger Bend, in Le Temps des Oulèmas: les manuscrits africains comme sources historiques, edited by Moumouni, S; Pawlikova-Vilhanova, V (2009), pp. 107-47, Etudes Nigeriens, Niamey
  4. Hall, BS, Bellah Highwaymen: Slave banditry and crime in colonial northern Mali, in Islam, Slavery and Diaspora, edited by Montana, IM; Mirzai, BA; Lovejoy, P (2009), pp. 193-215, Africa World Press, Trenton, NJ

Book Reviews

  1. Hall, BS, Review of Judith Scheele, Smugglers and Saints of the Sahara: regional connectivity in the twentieth century (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012), Politique Africaine no. 131 (October, 2013), pp. 224-31
  2. Hall, BS, Review of John Wright, A History of Libya (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010)., International Journal of African Historical Studies, vol. 44 no. 3 (2011), pp. 458-60
  3. Hall, BS, Review of Ghislaine Lydon, On Trans-Saharan Trails: Islamic Law, Trade Networks, and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Western Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Journal of World History, vol. 22 no. 3 (2011), pp. 618-21


  1. Hall, BS, Historiography of Islamic Africa, in New Encyclopedia of Africa, edited by Middleton, J; Miller, J (2007), Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York

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