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Becoming Muslim in Tanzania : the spread of Islam beyond the Indian Ocean Coast, 1880-2000

Author: Felicitas Becker
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felicitas Becker
ISBN: 9780197264270 0197264271
OCLC Number: 772000871
Description: 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Migration, trade, and religious change at the onset of colonialism, 1890-1905 ; 2. From Muslim big men to rural waalimu, 1905-27 ; 3. Teachers, elders and shehe: how Islam came to the villages ; 4. The growth of rural madrasa ; 5. The book, the wilderness, and the family: Islamic doctrine and African practice ; 6. The heritage of slavery and the educationalist shehe of the Sufi brotherhoods ; 7. New horizons: the era of independence, 1954-67 ; 8. Internal debates and international influences: the rise of Islamic radicalism in the 1990s ; Conclusion
Series Title: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Responsibility: Felicitas Becker.

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