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Horn and crescent : cultural change and traditional Islam on the East African coast, 800-1900

Author: Randall Lee Pouwels
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Series: African studies series, 53.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A major historical study of Islam among the Swahili.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Lee Pouwels
ISBN: 0521323088 9780521323086
OCLC Number: 13823457
Description: xiv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations and maps; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The roots of a tradition, 800-1500; 2. The emergence of a tradition, 900-1500; 3. A northern metamorphosis, 1500-1800; Appendix; 4. Town Islam and the umma ideal; 5. Wealth, piety, justice, and learning; 6. The Zanzibar Sultanate, 1812-88; 7. New secularism and bureaucratic centralization; 8. A new literacy; 9. The early colonial era, 1885-1914; 10. Currents of popularism and eddies of reform; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: African studies series, 53.
Responsibility: Randall L. Pouwels.
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