France And Islam In West Africa 1860 1960

Author by : Christopher Harrison
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A major contribution to the social, political and intellectual history of the French West African Federation.


Islam And Social Change In French West Africa

Author by : Sean Hanretta
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Exploring the history and religious community of a group of Muslim Sufi mystics in colonial French West Africa, this study shows the relationship between religious, social and economic change in the region. It highlights the role that intellectuals played in shaping social and cultural change and illuminates the specific religious ideas and political contexts that gave their efforts meaning. In contrast to depictions that emphasize the importance of international networks and anti-modern reaction in twentieth-century Islamic reform, this book claims that, in West Africa, such movements were driven by local forces and constituted only the most recent round in a set of centuries-old debates about the best way for pious people to confront social injustice. It argues that traditional historical methods prevent an appreciation of Muslim intellectual history in Africa by misunderstanding the nature of information gathering during colonial rule and misconstruing the relationship between documents and oral history.


A History Of Islam In West Africa

Author by : John Spencer Trimingham
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Studies In West African Islamic History

Author by : John Ralph Willis
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First published in 1979, this first of three volumes examines the many means and figures through which Islam was cultivated in West Africa over a prolonged period. It combines the work from eminent scholars in the field, most of which have travelled widely in the historic region of Western Sudan. This book will be of interest to those studying Islamic and West African history.


Islam In West Africa

Author by : Nehemia Levtzion
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First published in 1994, this volume brings together essays from the celebrated scholar of African history, Nehemia Levtzion. The articles cover a wide range of themes including Islamization, Islam in politics, Islamic revolutions and the work of the historian in studying this field. This collection is a rich source of supplementary material to Professor Levtzion’s major publications on Islam in West Africa. This book will be of key interest to those studying Islamic and West African history.


A History Of Islam In West Africa

Author by : J. Spencer Trimingham
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Islam And The West African Novel

Author by : Ahmed S. Bangura
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lynne Rienner Publishers
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Description : "Extending Edward Said's study of the Orientalist tradition in Western scholarship, Bangura traces the origins of contemporary misunderstandings of African Islam to the discourse of colonial literature. Western critics and writers, he observes, typically without access to Islam except through the colonialist tradition, have perpetuated unfounded, politically motivated themes.".


Studies In West African Islamic History

Author by : John Ralph Willis
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First Published in 1979. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Beyond Jihad

Author by : Lamin O. Sanneh
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Over the course of the last 1400 years, Islam has grown from a small band of followers on the Arabian peninsula into a global religion of over a billion believers. How did this happen? The usual answer is that Islam spread by the sword - that believers waged jihad against rival tribes andkingdoms and forced them to convert. Lamin Sanneh argues that this is far from the case. Beyond Jihad examines the origin and evolution of the Muslim African pacifist tradition, beginning with an inquiry into Islam's beginnings and expansion in North Africa and its transmission across trans-Saharantrade routes to West Africa. The book focuses on the ways in which, without jihad, the religion spread and took hold, and what that assimilation process means for understanding the nature of religious and social change.At the heart of this process were clerics who used educational, religious, and legal scholarship to promote Islam. Once this clerical class emerged it offered continuity and stability in the midst of political changes and cultural shifts; it helped inhibit the spread of radicalism, and otherwisechallenged it in specific jihad outbreaks. With its roots in the Mali Empire and its policy of religious and inter-ethnic accommodation, and going beyond routes and kingdoms, pacifist teaching tracked a cumulative pathway for Islam in remote districts of the Mali Empire by instilling a patient,Sufi-inspired, and jihad-negating impulse into religious life and practice. Islam was successful in Africa, the book argues, not because of military might but because it was made African by Africans who adapted it to a variety of contexts.


Beyond Timbuktu

Author by : Ousmane Kane
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Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : Timbuktu is famous as a center of learning from Islam’s Golden Age. Yet it was one among many scholarly centers to exist in precolonial West Africa. Ousmane Kane charts the rise of Muslim learning in West Africa from the beginning of Islam to the present day and corrects lingering misconceptions about Africa’s Muslim heritage and its influence.


A History Of Race In Muslim West Africa 1600 1960

Author by : Bruce S. Hall
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The mobilization of local ideas about racial difference has been important in generating, and intensifying, civil wars that have occurred since the end of colonial rule in all of the countries that straddle the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. From Sudan to Mauritania, the racial categories deployed in contemporary conflicts often hearken back to an older history in which blackness could be equated with slavery and non-blackness with predatory and uncivilized banditry. This book traces the development of arguments about race over a period of more than 350 years in one important place along the southern edge of the Sahara Desert: the Niger Bend in northern Mali. Using Arabic documents held in Timbuktu, as well as local colonial sources in French and oral interviews, Bruce S. Hall reconstructs an African intellectual history of race that long predated colonial conquest, and which has continued to orient inter-African relations ever since.


The Crown And The Turban

Author by : Lamin Sanneh
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This fascinating study explores the clash of civilizations between the secular government and Muslim traditions in West Africa, appraising the challenge of separating the administration of the state from the deeply held beliefs of the Islamic peoples of the region. Lamin Sanneh, awarded Senegals highest national honor for his scholarly work, plac


History Of West Africa

Author by : J. F. Ade Ajayi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Longman Sc & Tech
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African Dominion

Author by : Michael A. Gomez
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Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : A groundbreaking book that puts early and medieval West Africa on the map of global history Pick up almost any book on early and medieval world history and empire, and where do you find West Africa? On the periphery. This pioneering book tells a different story. Interweaving political and social history and drawing on a rich array of sources, Michael Gomez unveils a new vision of how categories of ethnicity, race, gender, and caste emerged in Africa and in global history. Focusing on the Savannah and Sahel region, Gomez traces how Islam's growth in West Africa, along with intensifying commerce that included slaves, resulted in a series of political experiments unique to the region, culminating in the rise of empire. A radically new account of the importance of early Africa in global history, African Dominion will be the standard work on the subject for years to come.


Social History Of Timbuktu

Author by : Elias N. Saad
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Originally published in 1983, this book deals with the precolonial history of the Islamic West African city of Timbuktu. The book traces the fortunes of this fabled city from its origins in the twelfth century, and more especially from around 1400 onwards, to the French conquest in the late nineteenth century. The study rests upon a comprehensive utilisation of the Timbuktu sources, including the well-known chronicles or tarikhs of Timbuktu. The author focuses on the role of scholars and, in so doing, he provides a fresh study of a learned community in sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, the study shows that the scholars occupied a position of leadership and authority in the social structure of the city. Hence, in providing fuller understanding of the role of scholars and their status as 'notables', the work makes it possible to understand the enigma which has surrounded this extraordinary city throughout its history. It contributes an important perspective for historians of Africa, the Middle East and Islam.


West African Christianity

Author by : Lamin O. Sanneh
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Islam In Africa Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author by : Oxford University Press
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.


West Africa Before The Colonial Era

Author by : Basil Davidson
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This is a survey of pre-colonial West Africa, written by the internationally respected author and journalist, Basil Davidson. He takes as his starting point his successful textA History of West Africa 1000-1800, but he has reworked his new text specially for a wider international readership. In the process he offers a fascinating introduction to the rich societies and cultures of Africa before the coming of the Europeans.


Unveiling Modernity In Twentieth Century West African Islamic Reforms

Author by : Ousman Kobo
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : In this book Ousman Kobo provides a fresh understanding of the indigenous origins of Islamic reforms sympathetic to "Wahhabi" ideas in two West African countries, Burkina Faso and Ghana, and connects these movements to Muslim's search for religious purity in modern contexts.


Studies In West African Islamic History

Author by : John Ralph Willis
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First Published in 1979. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Themes In West Africa S History

Author by : Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ohio Univ Ctr for International Studies
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Description : Examines West Africa's past through the lenses of archaeology, ecology, culture, linguistics, and oral traditions, including religious, ethnic, and economic issues in contemporary West Africa.


A History Of Islamic Societies

Author by : Ira M. Lapidus
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : An accessible worldwide history of Muslim societies provides updated coverage of each country and region, in a volume that discusses their origins and evolution while offering insight into historical processes that shaped contemporary Islam and surveying its growing influence. Simultaneous. (Social Science)


West Africa

Author by : Michael Crowder
Languange : en
Publisher by : Longman Publishing Group
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Piety And Power

Author by : Lamin O. Sanneh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Providing a unique perspective on historical patterns of religious interaction in West Africa and their meaning for world Christianity and Islam today, this book places the inner-faith issues firmly in an African social setting. Sanneh explores the impact of Islam, Christianity and European mission and colonialism in terms of African adaptations and expressions.


History Of West Africa

Author by : James Bertin Webster
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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