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Becoming Muslim in mainland Tanzania 1890-2000

Author: Felicitas Becker; British Academy.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2008.
Series: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tanzania has moved from widespread conversion to Islam in the early 20th century to recent bitter disputes over Islamic radicalism. Using a combination of government, mission and oral records, this volume examines the intellectual and social forces behind these transitions.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Felicitas Becker; British Academy.
ISBN: 9780191734182 0191734187
OCLC Number: 821725488
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 364 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Migration, trade, and religious change at the onset of colonialism, 1890-1905 --
From Muslim big men to rural waalimu, 1905-27 --
Teachers, elders and shehe: how Islam came to the villages --
The growth of rural madrasa --
The book, the wilderness, and the family: Islamic doctrine and African practice --
The heritage of slavery and the educationalist shehe of the Sufi brotherhoods --
New horizons: the era of independence, 1954-67 --
Internal debates and international influences: the rise of Islamic radicalism in the 1990s.
Series Title: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Responsibility: by Felicitas Becker.

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Tanzania has moved from widespread conversion to Islam in the early twentieth century to recent bitter disputes over Islamic radicalism. Using a combination of government, mission and oral records,  Read more...

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This is a highly valuable book, which covers a lot of ground and is based on extensive archival research, including German colonial and missionary records. It also draws extensively on oral history - Read more...

 
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