Migration, Jihad, And Muslim Authority In West Africa

Migration, Jihad, And Muslim Authority In West Africa

by John H. Hanson
     
 

"The book is a readable, terse, theoretically developed treatment of an important episode in African history." —Journal of African History

"It is original and authoritative, certainly the best book we have on the heritage of Umar’s conquests." —African History

"... lucid analysis of a changing jihad society. This study enlarges understanding not

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"The book is a readable, terse, theoretically developed treatment of an important episode in African history." —Journal of African History

"It is original and authoritative, certainly the best book we have on the heritage of Umar’s conquests." —African History

"... lucid analysis of a changing jihad society. This study enlarges understanding not only of the Umarian empire but also of the jihad movements generally." —Choice

John Hanson’s thoroughly researched study revises late-19th-century colonialist assumptions about a West African Muslim social movement. Using indigenous Arabic manuscripts, travel narratives, and oral materials, Hanson assesses the meaning of a series of revolts against Islamic authority.

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Draws on indigenous Arabic manuscripts, travel narratives, and oral materials to reassess the meaning of a series of revolts against Islamic authority, investigating three political crises that took place at a town in the upper Senegal River valley. Includes b&w illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253330888
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

JOHN H. HANSON is Assistant Professor of History at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is cotranslator and co-editor (with David Robinson) of After the Jihad: The Reign of Ahmad al-Kabir in the Western Sudan.

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