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.


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.


From Timbuktu To Katrina Sources In African American History Volume 2

Author by : Quintard Taylor
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Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : Taylor’s two-volume SOURCES IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY, a compilation of primary and secondary source readings, uses historical documents to peer into the African-American community. The two volumes cover five centuries, beginning with the medieval West African city of Timbuktu in Volume I, and addressing such current events as Hurricane Katrina in Volume II. The selections chosen cover the history of politics, culture, gender, social life, religion, racial identity, education, social class, sports, music, the environment, medicine, immigration and even crime representing an unprecedented attempt to span what historians now recognize as the enormous breadth and range of documents that reflect on African American life in the United States. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Palgrave Handbook Of Islam In Africa

Author by : Fallou Ngom
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Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This handbook generates new insights that enrich our understanding of the history of Islam in Africa and the diverse experiences and expressions of the faith on the continent. The chapters in the volume cover key themes that reflect the preoccupations and realities of many African Muslims. They provide readers access to a comprehensive treatment of the past and current traditions of Muslims in Africa, offering insights on different forms of Islamization that have taken place in several regions, local responses to Islamization, Islam in colonial and post-colonial Africa, and the varied forms of Jihād movements that have occurred on the continent. The handbook provides updated knowledge on various social, cultural, linguistic, political, artistic, educational, and intellectual aspects of the encounter between Islam and African societies reflected in the lived experiences of African Muslims and the corpus of African Islamic texts.


Timbuktu And The Songhay Empire

Author by : ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʿAbd Allāh al- Saʿdī
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Description : The other contemporary documents included are a new English translation of Leo Africanus's description of West Africa, some letters relating to Sa'dian diplomacy and conquests in the Sahara and Sahel, al-Ifrani's account of Sa'dian conquest of Songhay, and an account of this expedition by an anonymous Spaniard.


Sultan Caliph And The Renewer Of The Faith

Author by : Mauro Nobili
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A significant re-examination of the Tārīkh al-fattāsh, revealing it to be a crucial nineteenth-century source for history in West Africa.


The Cambridge World History

Author by : Benjamin Z. Kedar
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Global history of cross-cultural exchange and conquest, and the accompanying growth of states, religions, knowledge, and economic systems, between 500 and 1500.


The Cambridge World History Volume 5 Expanding Webs Of Exchange And Conflict 500ce 1500ce

Author by : Benjamin Z. Kedar
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Volume 5 of the Cambridge World History series uncovers the cross-cultural exchange and conquest, and the accompanying growth of regional and trans-regional states, religions, and economic systems, during the period 500 to 1500 CE. The volume begins by outlining a series of core issues and processes across the world, including human relations with nature, gender and family, social hierarchies, education, and warfare. Further essays examine maritime and land-based networks of long-distance trade and migration in agricultural and nomadic societies, and the transmission and exchange of cultural forms, scientific knowledge, technologies, and text-based religious systems that accompanied these. The final section surveys the development of centralized regional states and empires in both the eastern and western hemispheres. Together these essays by an international team of leading authors show how processes furthering cultural, commercial, and political integration within and between various regions of the world made this millennium a 'proto-global' era.


The Meanings Of Timbuktu

Author by : Shamil Jeppie
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Publisher by : Human Sciences Research Council
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Description : Salt comes from the north, gold from the south, but the word of God and the treasures of wisdom are only to be found in Timbuktu." 15th-century Malian proverb. In a joint project between South Africa and Mali, a library to preserve more than 200 000 Arabic and West African manuscripts dating from the 13th to the 19th centuries is currently under construction. It is the first official cultural project of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad), the socio-economic development plan of the African Union, and when the library is built, the cultural role of Timbuktu will be revived, as it becomes the safehaven for the treasured manuscripts. The manuscripts prove that Africa had a rich legacy of written history, long before western colonisers set foot on the continent. This volume, authored by leading international scholars, begins to sketch the 'meaning' of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa, in particular, and of the African continent, in general. The book covers four broad areas: Part I provides an introduction to the region; outlines what archaeology can tell us of its history, examines the paper and various calligraphic styles used in the manuscripts; and explains how ancient institutions of scholarship functioned. Part II begins to analyse what the manuscripts can tell us of African history. Part III offers insight into the lives and works of just a few of the many scholars who achieved renown in the region and beyond. Part IV provides a glimpse into Timbuktu's libraries and private collections. Part V looks at the written legacy of the eastern half of Africa, which like that of the western region, is often ignored. A fascinating read for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of the aura of mystique and legend that surrounds Timbuktu. The Meanings of Timbuktu strives to contextualise and clarify the importance of efforts to preserve Timbuktu's manuscripts for Mali, for Africa and for the intellectual world."--Abstract


Encyclopedia Of African American History

Author by : Walter C. Rucker
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Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history to the present day.


Landscapes Sources And Intellectual Projects Of The West African Past

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : Landscapes, Sources and Intellectual Projects of the West African Past outlines new directions in the historiography of West Africa. Its chapters explore new trends across regional and disciplinary fields with a focus on how political conjunctures influence source production and circulation.


The African Diaspora

Author by : Patrick Manning
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Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : Patrick Manning follows the multiple routes that brought Africans and people of African descent into contact with one another and with Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In joining these stories, he shows how the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Indian Ocean fueled dynamic interactions among black communities and cultures and how these patterns resembled those of a number of connected diasporas concurrently taking shaping across the globe. Manning begins in 1400 and traces the connections that enabled Africans to mutually identify and hold together as a global community. He tracks discourses on race, changes in economic circumstance, the evolving character of family life, and the growth of popular culture. He underscores the profound influence that the African diaspora had on world history and demonstrates the inextricable link between black migration and the rise of modernity. Inclusive and far-reaching, The African Diaspora proves that the advent of modernity cannot be fully understood without taking the African peoples and the African continent into account.


A History Of African Higher Education From Antiquity To The Present

Author by : Y. G.-M. Lulat
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Until recently, Eurocentrist history professors taught that it was the Europeans who brought higher education to the African continent. While the Europeans have indeed influenced African education in recent times, there is some vital information that most history books leave out: for centuries before the arrival of the Europeans, the vast and advanced native African civilizations already had sophisticated universities and other institutions of higher education to boast about. This book is an attempt to fill the chasm in today's literature regarding this topic. It will be of interest to those researching the accurate, non-Euro-biased history of Africa.


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.


Arabic Historical Literature From Ghad Mis And Mali

Author by : Harry T. Norris
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Description : In this work translations of four texts are provided from Ghadāmis and from Mali. The first is a biography of the Ghadāmisī scholar ʿAbdallāh b. Abī Bakr al-Ghadāmisī (1626–1719 AD), written by the eighteenth-century author Ibn Muhalhil al-Ghadāmisī. A second text is “The History of al-Sūq”, concerning al-Sūq, the historic town of Tādmakka and the original home of the Kel-Essouk Tuareg. The third text is “The Precious Jewel in the Saharan histories of the ‘People of the Veil’” by Muḥammad Tawjaw al-Sūqī al-Thānī, a contemporary Tuareg author. It pertains to the Kel-Essouk and their historical ties with the Maghreb and West Africa. The final text is a description of the Tuareg from the book “Ghadāmis, its features, its images and its sights” by Bashīr Qāsim Yūshaʿ, published in Arabic in 2001 AD.


Serving The Common Good

Author by : Kiluba L. Nkulu
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Publisher by : Peter Lang
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Description : Serving the Common Good combines critical analysis and interpretation of theory and practice for higher education in Africa and in the West. It demonstrates the current urgent need to articulate an educational ideal relevant to the cultural, economic, political, and social problems of the twenty-first century. Utilizing Julius K. Nyerere's vision of education for the common good - a pragmatically balanced articulation of a postcolonial African perspective on higher education - Kiluba L. Nkulu emphasizes a human-centered approach to community and national development. Serving the Common Good offers a provocative and unique perspective on the state of higher education in Africa, and will be useful in courses on African Studies, Education and Society, Educational Foundations and Inquiry, Higher Education and Leadership, Political Economy, and Sociology.


The Handbook Of Communication History

Author by : Peter Simonson
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Handbook of Communication History addresses central ideas, social practices, and media of communication as they have developed across time, cultures, and world geographical regions. It attends to both the varieties of communication in world history and the historical investigation of those forms in communication and media studies. The Handbook editors view communication as encompassing patterns, processes, and performances of social interaction, symbolic production, material exchange, institutional formation, social praxis, and discourse. As such, the history of communication cuts across social, cultural, intellectual, political, technological, institutional, and economic history. The volume examines the history of communication history; the history of ideas of communication; the history of communication media; and the history of the field of communication. Readers will explore the history of the object under consideration (relevant practices, media, and ideas), review its manifestations in different regions and cultures (comparative dimensions), and orient toward current thinking and historical research on the topic (current state of the field). As a whole, the volume gathers disparate strands of communication history into one volume, offering an accessible and panoramic view of the development of communication over time and geographical places, and providing a catalyst to further work in communication history.


Race And The Writing Of History

Author by : Maghan Keita
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Despite increased interest in recent years in the role of race in Western culture, scholars have neglected much of the body of work produced in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by black intellectuals. For example, while DuBois' thoughts about Africa may be familiar to contemporary academics, those of his important precursors and contemporaries are not widely known. Similarly, although contemporary figures such as Martin Bernal, Molefi Assante, and other "Afrocentrists" are the subject of heated debate, such debates are rarely illuminated by an awareness of the traditions that preceded them. Race and The Writing of History redresses this imbalance, using Bernal's Black Athena and its critics as an introduction to the historical inquiries of African-American intellectuals and many of their African counterparts. Keita examines the controversial legacy of writing history in America and offers a new perspective on the challenge of building new historiographies and epistemologies. As a result, this book sheds new light on how ideas about race and racism have shaped the stories we tell about ourselves.


The Oxford History Of Historical Writing

Author by : José Rabasa
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Publisher by : OUP Oxford
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Description : Volume III of The Oxford History of Historical Writing contains essays by leading scholars on the writing of history globally during the early modern era, from 1400 to 1800. The volume proceeds in geographic order from east to west, beginning in Asia and ending in the Americas. It aims at once to provide a selective but authoritative survey of the field and, where opportunity allows, to provoke cross-cultural comparisons. This is the third of five volumes in a series that explores representations of the past from the beginning of writing to the present day, and from all over the world.


Mansa Musa And The Empire Of Mali

Author by : Jason Watson
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Publisher by : Independently Published
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Description : Africa in the 13th century lay in ruins owing to countless civil wars and the ensuing famine. Amid the hopelessness arose a man who began to rebuild the ravaged diaspora. He instituted a government that was so efficient at managing the country of Mali that pretty soon it was the most progressive nation on the continent. Not long after, one-by-one, the neighboring countries began to join the fold until all of west Africa constituted a single empire. The emperor Mansa Musa had more wealth than every billionaire combined, today. This is his story. The genius of Musa's administration lay in decentralization. He ordered the formation of distributed administration pockets which repatriated taxes back to the central empire which lay oversight on their activities. At its height, Mansa Musa owned more than half of the world's gold reserves. On his pilgrimage to Mecca, he brought with him a caravan comprising tens of thousands of people bearing unimaginable quantities of gold. On reaching Cairo and staying there for 3 months, he and his people flooded the city with so much gold that it crashed the economy due to inflation. Come and personally get to know the splendour that was Mansa Musa. Here's a preview of what you'll discover in this book: Mansa Musa before coming to power Events leading up to him gaining control of Mali Musa succeeding Sundiata Keita as emperor His reign and development of the Empire His travels to Mecca and elaborate activities along the way His stay in Cairo and influence there His trip to Mecca and his experience there Bringing back ideas to his Empire and planning progress Mali as the epicenter of a great civilization The gradual deterioration of Mali Musa's demise and the legacy he left behind ..... And much more! Mansa Musa is considered a legendary and almost mythical figure in west Africa and no one can even imagine the amount of wealth he possessed. During his rule, the Malian empire became the greatest cultural, religious and academic center of the world. He was a visionary leader and way ahead of his time. This book will present an unrivaled perspective to who Mansa Musa was and what made him singularly unique in the history of mankind as a progressive king and social innovator the likes of which the world has never seen. So, scroll up and click the "Buy now with 1-click" button and find out more!


A History Of Islamic Societies

Author by : Ira M. Lapidus
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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)


A Global Encyclopedia Of Historical Writing

Author by : D.R. Woolf
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Living Knowledge In West African Islam

Author by : Zachary Valentine Wright
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Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : Living Knowledge in West African Islam examines the actualization of religious identity in the Muslim community of Ibrāhīm Niasse (d. 1975, Senegal). The realization of Islam was achieved through the enduring West African practice of learning in the physical presence of exemplary masters.


Muslim Traders Songhay Warriors And The Arma

Author by : Holst, Christian
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Publisher by : kassel university press GmbH
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Description : This book looks into the interplay between different social groups that existed on the Middle Niger Bend between 1549 to 1660. The groups mainly under scrutiny are Muslim traders and scholars – the “Ulema” and the worldly lords that ran the polities that had laid claim to the region of the Middle Niger Bend; first the Askyas, then the Arma. The changing relationships between these different groups and of individuals within them are analysed within the wider historical background of the rise and fall of the Songhay Empire and the subsequent takeover of the region by the Moroccan Arma that had conquered the heart of the Middle Niger Bend in 1591. This work explores the interaction between the groups through the framework of honour, religion and ancestry and traces the initially successful cooperation between rulers, traders and scholars to its breakdown and the final social disintegration of the Middle Niger Bend.


American Journal Of Islamic Social Sciences 26 3

Author by : Amadu Jacky Kaba
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Publisher by : International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
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Description : The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS) is a double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal that publishes a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world: anthropology, economics, history, philosophy and meta-physics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam. Submissions are subject to a blind peer review process.


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.


The Oxford History Of Islam

Author by : John L. Esposito
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Lavishly illustrated with over 300 pictures, including more than 200 in full color, The Oxford History of Islam offers the most wide-ranging and authoritative account available of the second largest--and fastest growing--religion in the world. John L. Esposito, Editor-in-Chief of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, has gathered together sixteen leading scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to examine the origins and historical development of Islam--its faith, community, institutions, sciences, and arts. Beginning in the pre-Islamic Arab world, the chapters range from the story of Muhammad and his Companions, to the development of Islamic religion and culture and the empires that grew from it, to the influence that Islam has on today's world. The book covers a wide array of subjects, casting light on topics such as the historical encounter of Islam and Christianity, the role of Islam in the Mughal and Ottoman empires, the growth of Islam in Southeast Asia, China, and Africa, the political, economic, and religious challenges of European imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and Islamic communities in the modern Western world. In addition, the book offers excellent articles on Islamic religion, art and architecture, and sciences as well as bibliographies. Events in the contemporary world have led to an explosion of interest and scholarly work on Islam. Written for the general reader but also appealing to specialists, The Oxford History of Islam offers the best of that recent scholarship, presented in a readable style and complemented by a rich variety of illustrations.