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The History of Islam in Africa

Author: Nehemia Levtzion; Randall Lee Pouwels
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, 2000.
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"The history of the Islamic faith on the continent of Africa spans fourteen centuries. For the first time in a single volume, The History of Islam in Africa presents a detailed historic mapping of the cultural, political, geographic, and religious past of this significant presence on a continent-wide scale. Bringing together two dozen scholars, this comprehensive work treats the historical development of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
History of Islam in Africa.
Athens : Ohio University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)648612852
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nehemia Levtzion; Randall Lee Pouwels
ISBN: 0821412965 9780821412961 0821412973 9780821412978 0852557825 9780852557822 0852557817 9780852557815 086486454X 9780864864543
OCLC Number: 41645936
Description: x, 591 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction: patterns of Islamization and varieties of religious experience among Muslims of Africa / Nehemia Levtzion, Randall L. Pouwels --
Egypt and North Africa / Peter von Sivers --
The Indian Ocean and the Red Sea / M.N. Pearson --
Islam in the Bilad al-Sudan to 1800 / Nehemia Levtzion --
The Juula and the expansion of Islam into the forest / Ivor Wilks --
Precolonial Islam in the eastern Sudan / Jay Spaulding --
Revolutions in the western Sudan / David Robinson --
The eastern Sudan, 1822 to the present / John O. Voll --
Islam in Africa under French colonial rule / Jean-Louis Triaud --
Islam in West Africa: radicalism and the new ethic of disagreement, 1960-1990 / Lansiné Kaba --
Religious pluralisms in northern Nigeria / William F.S. Miles --
Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa / Lidwien Kapteijns --
The East African coast, c. 780 to 1900 C.E. / Randall L. Pouwels --
The coastal hinterland and interior of East Africa / David C. Sperling, with additional material by Jose H. Kagabo --
East Central Africa / Edward A. Alpers --
Islam in southern Africa, 1652-1998 / Robert C.-H. Shell --
Radicalism and reform in East Africa / Abdin Chande --
Islamic law in Africa / Allan Christelow --
Muslim women in African history / Roberta Ann Dunbar --
Islamic education and scholarship in sub-Saharan Africa / Stefan Reichmuth --
Sufi brotherhoods in Africa / Knut S. Vikør --
Prayer, amulets, and healing / David Owusu-Ansah --
Islamic art and material culture in Africa / René A. Bravmann --
Islamic literature in Africa / Kenneth W. Harrow --
Music and Islam in sub-Saharan Africa / Eric Charry.
Responsibility: edited by Nehemia Levtzion & Randall L. Pouwels.

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