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A history of Islam in West Africa,

Author: J Spencer Trimingham; Thomas Leiper Kane Collection (Library of Congress. Hebraic Section)
Publisher: London, New York, Published for the University of Glasgow by the Oxford U.P., 1970.
Series: Oxford paperbacks, 223; Glasgow University publications.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Among the great facts in the history of West Africa prior to the age of European penetration has been the propagation of Islam and the way it has changed African societies.

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Genre/Form: History
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Trimingham, J. Spencer (John Spencer), 1904-1987.
History of Islam in West Africa.
London, New York, Published for the University of Glasgow by the Oxford U.P., 1970
(OCoLC)988114051
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Spencer Trimingham; Thomas Leiper Kane Collection (Library of Congress. Hebraic Section)
ISBN: 0192850385 9780192850386
OCLC Number: 145410
Description: x, 262 pages coat of arms, genealogical table, 7 maps 21 cm.
Contents: 1. The expansion of Islam in North Africa, Sahara, and Sudan --
1. Sources --
2. Sahara and Sudan before the coming of Islam --
3. The Islamization of the Berbers --
4. Conversion of the Saharan tribes and its spread into the Sudan --
2. West Sudan states --
1. The Sudan state system --
2. The states of Senegal --
3. The Sonike Empire of Gana --
4. The Mandinka Empire of Kawkaw --
3. Central Sudan states --
1. Characteristics of the Central Sudan --
2. The state of Kanem : Bornu --
3. The Hausa states --
4. The state of Bagirmi --
5. The state of Waday --
4. Islamic stagnation and pagan reaction --
1. The Sudan during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries --
2. The collapse of Songhay and its consequences --
3. Mande successor states --
4. Fulbe states and their resistance to Islam --
5. Islamic stagnation in the central Sudan --
5. The recrudescence of Islam in the nineteenth century: Western Sudan --
1. Reawakening of the forces of Islamic propaganda --
a. Role of the Moorish tribes --
b. Role of the religious brotherhoods --
c. Formation of theocratic states and the rise of military adventures --
2. Futa Jalon --
3. Senegalese Futa and Bondu --
4. The Wolof and Islam --
5. Tehstate of Shaikh Hamad of Masina --
6. The Empire of al-hajj 'Umar --
7. Mande dispersion and colonization --
8. Samori's career of conquest --
6. The central Sudan in the nineteenth century --
1. Introduction --
2. The Empire of 'Uthman dan Fodio --
3. Bornu and the Shaikhus --
4. Bagirmi --
5. Waday --
6. The episode of Rabih --
7. West Africa under European rule --
1. The establishment of European rule --
2. Spread of Islam under European rule --
Epilouge.
Series Title: Oxford paperbacks, 223; Glasgow University publications.
Responsibility: by J. Spencer Trimingham.

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