Rudolph T. Ware III is assistant professor of history at the University of Michigan, USA.
An excellent and needed contribution to understanding classical
Islamic learning methods.--American Journal of Islamic Social
A fascinating new account of the history of taalibes.--Book and Ideas
Full of bold moves....An important book whose provocative and controversial exploration of the phenomenology and epistemologies of West African Islam...succeeds in reopening the scholarship and public debate about Islam, not only in West Africa but also in the Muslim world.--Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East
Outstanding...With [this] publication, Ware has established his reputation as an authority on West African history and Islamic epistemology.--Harvard Divinity Bulletin
A compelling account of Muslim epistemology and a strong contribution to African history.--Journal of Africana Religions