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History Of Islam In Africa
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The history of the Islamic faith on the continent of Africa spans fourteen centuries. For the first time in a single volume, The History of Islam in Africa presents a detailed historic mapping of the cultural, political, geographic, and religious past of this significant presence on a continent-wide scale. Bringing together two dozen leading scholars, this comprehensive work treats the historical development of the religion in each major region and examines its effects.

Without assuming prior knowledge of the subject on the part of its readers, The History of Islam in Africa is broken down into discrete areas, each devoted to a particular place or theme and each written by experts in that particular arena. The introductory chapters examine the principal “gateways” from abroad through which Islam traditionally has influenced Africans. The following two parts present overviews of Islamic history in West Africa and the Sudanic zone, and in subequatorial Africa. In the final section, the authors discuss important themes that have had an impact on Muslim communities in Africa.

Designed as both a reference and a text, The History of Islam in Africa will be an essential tool for libraries, scholars, and students of this growing field.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Maps
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction: Patterns of Islamization and Varieties of Religious Experience among Muslims of Africa
  2. pp. 1-31
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  1. Part I: Gateways to Africa.
  2. pp. 19-20
  1. Chapter 1: Egypt and North Africa
  2. pp. 21-36
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  1. Chapter 2: The Indian Ocean nad the Red Sea
  2. pp. 37-60
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  1. Part II: West Africa and the Sudan
  2. pp. 61-62
  1. Chapter 3: Islam in the Bilad al-Sudan to 1800
  2. pp. 63-92
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  1. Chapter 4: The Juula and the Expansion of Islam into the Forest
  2. pp. 93-116
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  1. Chapter 5: Precolonial Islam in the Eastern Sudan
  2. pp. 117-130
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  1. Chapter 6: Revolutions in the Western Sudan
  2. pp. 131-152
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  1. Chapter 7: The Eastern Sudan, 1822 to the Present
  2. pp. 153-168
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  1. Chapter 8: Islam in Africa under French Colonial Rule
  2. pp. 169-188
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  1. Chapter 9: Islam in West Africa: Radicalism and the New Ethic of Disagreement, 1960-1990
  2. pp. 189-208
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  1. Chapter 10: Religious Pluralism in Northern Nigeria
  2. pp. 209-224
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  1. Part III: Eastern and Southern Africa
  2. pp. 225-226
  1. Chapter 11: Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa
  2. pp. 227-250
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  1. Chapter 12: The African Coast, c. 780 to 1900 C.E.
  2. pp. 251-272
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  1. Chapter 13: The Coastal Hinterland and Interior of East Africa
  2. pp. 273-302
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  1. Chapter 14: East Central Africa
  2. pp. 303-326
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  1. Chapter 15: Islam in Southern Africa, 1652-1998
  2. pp. 327-348
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  1. Chapter 16: Radicalism and Reform in East Africa
  2. pp. 349-370
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  1. Part IV: General Themes
  2. pp. 371-372
  1. Chapter 17: Islamic Law in Africa
  2. pp. 373-396
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  1. Chapter 18: Muslim Women in African History
  2. pp. 397-418
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  1. Chapter 19: Islamic Education and Scholarship in Sub-Saharan Africa
  2. pp. 419-440
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  1. Chapter 20: Sufi Brotherhoods in Africa
  2. pp. 441-446
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  1. Chapter 21: Prayer, Amulets, and Healing
  2. pp. 447-488
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  1. Chapter 22: Islamic Art and Material Culture in Africa
  2. pp. 489-518
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  1. Chapter 23: Islamic Literature in Africa
  2. pp. 519-544
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  1. Chapter 24: Music and Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa
  2. pp. 545-574
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 575-578
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 579-582
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 583-591
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