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Islam and the abolition of slavery

Author: W G Clarence-Smith
Publisher: London : Hurst & Company, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Debates about Muslim slavery occur in a context of fierce polemics between Islam and other belief system. While Islamic groups had a generally muted impact on the legal repudiation of slavery, a growing religious commitment to abolition was essential if legislation was to be successfully enforced. Drawing on examples from the Philippines to Senegal and from Tatarstan to Brazil, this book sweeps away entrenched  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clarence-Smith, W.G., 1948-
Islam and the abolition of slavery.
London : Hurst & Company, ©2006
(OCoLC)651838893
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W G Clarence-Smith
ISBN: 1850657084 9781850657088
OCLC Number: 52566082
Description: xxvi, 293 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: the embarrassing institution ----
Part I. the contradictions of slavery. 2. A fragile Sunni consensus ---
3. Dissenting traditions ---
4. Customary law ---
5. Sultanʹs law ----
Part II. The roads to abolition. 6. Imperialism and secularism ---
7. The Ulama and Quasi-abolition ---
8. Mystics and millenarians ---
9. Literalism ---
10. Rationalism ---
11. Timing and comparisons.
Responsibility: William Gervase Clarence-Smith.

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Presents the survey of the Islamic debate on slavery. This book offers examples from the 'abode of Islam', from the Philippines to Senegal and from the Caucasus to South Africa, focusing on the  Read more...

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