Archaeology of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa / Edition 1

Archaeology of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa / Edition 1

by Timothy Insoll
ISBN-10:
0521657024
ISBN-13:
2900521657029
Pub. Date:
03/01/2003
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Archaeology of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa / Edition 1

This comprehensive study of the impact of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa charts the historical background and archaeological evidence attesting to the spread of Islam across the Sudan, Ethiopia, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and Nigeria. Surveying a timespan from the immediate pre-Islamic period through to the present, Timothy Insoll analyzes the processes (jihad, trade, missionary activity, prestige) by which Islam spread. This book is relevant to scholars, students and all readers interested in Africa, archaeology, religion and Islam.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900521657029
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2003
Series: Cambridge World Archaeology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 486
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. The archaeology of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa: an introduction; 2. Aksum to Adal: Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa; 3. The Nilotic Sudan; 4. The Eastern African Coast and offshore islands; 5. The Western Sahel; 6. The Central Sudan; 7. The West African Sudan and Forest; 8. The African interior: Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa; 9. Conclusions.

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