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Title:The history of Islam in Africa
Editors:Levtzion, NehemiaISNI
Pouwels, Randall L.ISNI
City of publisher:Athens
Publisher:Ohio University Press
ISBN:0821412965; 0821412973; 0852557817; 0852557825; 086486454X
Geographic term:Africa
Abstract:The twenty-four chapters of this volume aim to provide comprehensive studies of the experience of Muslim communities all over Africa. An introduction by the editors is followed by Part 1, 'Gateways to Africa', containing two chapters on Egypt and North Africa, and the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, which further expand the history of Islam in the continent of Africa by presenting it in the wider context of the rest of the Muslim world. The fourteen chapters of Parts 2 and 3 are regional and chronological in scope, covering the development of Islam in West Africa and the Sudan, and in eastern and southern Africa. The eight chapters of Part 4 deal with general themes: Islamic law, Muslim women in African history, Islamic education in sub-Saharan Africa, sufi brotherhoods, the use of Islamic prayers and amulets in healing, Islamic art and material culture, Islamic literature, and music and Islam in sub-Saharan Africa. Contributors: Edward A. Alpers, RenÚ A. Bravmann, Abdin Chande, Eric Charry, Allan Christelow, Roberta Ann Dunbar, Kenneth W. Harrow, LansinÚ Kaba, Lidwien Kapteijns, Nehemia Levtzion, William F.S. Miles, David Owusu-Ansah, M.N. Pearson, Randall L. Pouwels, Stefan Reichmuth, David Robinson, Robert C.-H. Shell, Jay Spaulding, David C. Sperling, Jean-Louis Triaud, Knut S. Vik°r, John O. Voll, Peter Von Sivers, Ivor Wilks.