Muslim Societies in African History

Muslim Societies in African History

by David Robinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521826276

ISBN-13: 9780521826273

Pub. Date: 01/31/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Examining a series of processes (e.g. islamization, arabization, and africanization) and case studies from North, West, and East Africa, this book gives snapshots of Muslim societies in Africa over the past 1,000+ years.  See more details below

Overview

Examining a series of processes (e.g. islamization, arabization, and africanization) and case studies from North, West, and East Africa, this book gives snapshots of Muslim societies in Africa over the past 1,000+ years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521826273
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2004
Series:
New Approaches to African History Series, #2
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Figures
Introduction
Pt. IThe Historical and Institutional Background1
1Muhammad and the Birth of Islam3
2The Basic Institutions of Islam11
Pt. IIGeneral Themes25
3The Islamization of Africa27
4The Africanization of Islam42
5Muslim Identity and the Salve Trades60
6Western Views of Africa and Islam74
Pt. IIICase Studies89
7Morocco: Muslims in a "Muslim Nation"91
8Ethiopia: Muslims in a "Christian Nation"108
9Asante and Kumasi: A Muslim Minority in a "Sea of Paganism"124
10Sokoto and Hausaland: Jihad within the Dar al-Islam139
11Buganda: Religious Competition for the Kingdom153
12The Sudan: The Mahdi and Khalifa amid Competing Imperialisms169
13Senegal: Bamba and the Murids under French Colonial Rule182
Conclusion197
Glossary211
Index215

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