Paths of accommodation : Muslim societies and French colonial authorities in Senegal and Mauritania, 1880-1920 (Book, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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Paths of accommodation : Muslim societies and French colonial authorities in Senegal and Mauritania, 1880-1920

Author: David Robinson
Publisher: Oxford : James Currey, 2001.
Series: Western African studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charts the responses of the Sufi orders to the French colonial regime and their negotiations over power and autonomy.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Robinson
ISBN: 0852554583 9780852554586 0852554575 9780852554579
OCLC Number: 45339357
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction - THE FRAMEWORK Space, time & structure - BASES OF ACCOMMODATION Sources, discourses & mediators of knowledge - Conquest & colonial rule - France as a 'Muslim Power' - Civil society: St. Louis in the French imperial sphere - The Sons of Ndar: the Muslim merchants of St. Louis - PATTERNS OF ACCOMMODATION The obstacles to accommodation for the Umarians - The Umarian predicament - PATHS TO ACCOMMODATION Saad Buh & the Fadiliyya way - Sidiyya Baba: co-architect of colonial Mauritania - Malik Sy: teacher in the new colonial order - Amadu Bamba: a complex path to accommodation - Conclusion
Series Title: Western African studies.
Responsibility: David Robinson.

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