ISBN-10:
0300152701
ISBN-13:
9780300152708
Pub. Date:
04/26/2011
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Islamization from Below: The Making of Muslim Communities in Rural French Sudan, 1880-1960

Islamization from Below: The Making of Muslim Communities in Rural French Sudan, 1880-1960

by Brian J. PetersonBrian J. Peterson
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Overview

The colonial era in Africa, spanning less than a century, ushered in a more rapid expansion of Islam than at any time during the previous thousand years. In this groundbreaking historical investigation, Brian J. Peterson considers for the first time ho

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300152708
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 04/26/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Brian J. Peterson is assistant professor of history, Union College. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Abbreviations xiv

Introduction 1

1 The Wars of Samori 24

2 Reconstructing a Fragmented World 57

3 Slave Emancipation and the Expansion of Islam, 1905-1914 87

4 Coping with Colonialism 122

5 Transforming the Village 155

6 Migrants and the Dialectics of Conversion, 1930-1960 184

7 Changes in the Religious Landscape 215

Conclusion 251

Glossary 258

Notes 261

Index 309

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