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'In Religion and the Making of Nigeria', Olufemi Vaughan examines how Christian, Muslim, and indigenous religious structures have provided the essential social and ideological frameworks for the construction of contemporary Nigeria. Using a wealth of archival sources and extensive Africanist scholarship, Vaughan traces Nigeria’s social, religious, and political history from the early nineteenth century to the present. During the nineteenth century, the historic Sokoto Jihad in today’s northern Nigeria and the Christian missionary movement in what is now southwestern Nigeria provided the frameworks for ethno-religious divisions in colonial society. Following Nigeria’s independence from Britain in 1960, Christian-Muslim tensions became manifest in regional and religious conflicts over the expansion of sharia, in fierce competition among political elites for state power, and in the rise of Boko Haram.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, In Memoriam
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xx
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. One. Islam and Christianity in the Making of Modern Nigeria
  2. pp. 13-38
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  1. Two. Islam and Colonial Rule in Northern Nigeria
  2. pp. 39-68
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  1. Three. Christianity and the Transformation of Colonial Southern and Northern Nigeria
  2. pp. 69-88
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  1. Four. The Politics of Religion in Northern Nigeria during Decolonization
  2. pp. 89-111
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  1. Five. Religion and the Postcolonial State
  2. pp. 112-138
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  1. Six. Religious Revival and the State: The Rise of Pentecostalism
  2. pp. 139-157
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  1. Seven. Expanded Sharia: The Northern Ummah and the Fourth Republic
  2. pp. 158-180
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  1. Eight. Expanded Sharia: Resistance, Violence, and Reconciliation
  2. pp. 181-198
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  1. Nine. Sharia Politics, Obasanjo’s PDP Federal Government, and the 1999 Constitution
  2. pp. 199-222
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 223-232
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 233-272
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 273-294
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 295-312
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822373872
Related ISBN
9780822362067
MARC Record
OCLC
1103905743
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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