Pragmatism in the Age of Jihad: The Precolonial State of Bundu

Pragmatism in the Age of Jihad: The Precolonial State of Bundu

by Michael A. Gomez, Gomez Michael a.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521419409

ISBN-13: 9780521419406

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Drawing upon a wide range of sources, both oral and documentary, Arabic, English and French, this is the first full account of Bundu, a precolonial West African state, from 1698 to 1905. It was founded during the jihads which swept the savannah in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the pragmatic policy of its ruler Malik Sy which tolerated diverse religious

Overview

Drawing upon a wide range of sources, both oral and documentary, Arabic, English and French, this is the first full account of Bundu, a precolonial West African state, from 1698 to 1905. It was founded during the jihads which swept the savannah in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the pragmatic policy of its ruler Malik Sy which tolerated diverse religious and social practices was unique in the midst of fundamentalist, theocratic Muslim states. Bundu played a critical role in regional commerce and production and reacted quickly to the stimulus of European trade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521419406
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
African Studies Series, #75
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps; Abbreviations; Notes on spelling; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Malik Sy and the origins of a pragmatic polity; 3. Consolidation and expansion in the eighteenth century; 4. External reforms and internal consequences: Futa Toro and Bundu; 5. The reassertion of Sissibe integrity; 6. Structure of the Bundunke Almaamate; 7. Struggle for the Upper Senegal Valley; 8. Al-Hajj Umar in Bundu; 9. The age of Bokar Saada; 10. Mamadu Lamine and the demise of Bundu; 11. Conclusion; Footnotes; Sources consulted; Appendices.

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