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Title:The Muslim Revolution in Buganda
Author:Twaddle, MichaelISNI
Year:1972
Periodical:African affairs: the journal of the Royal African Society (ISSN 0001-9909)
Volume:71
Issue:282
Period:January
Pages:54-72
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:Islam
rebellions
1889
history
History and Exploration
Religion and Witchcraft
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/720363
Abstract:Unlike several scholars the opinion of the A. is that the so-called Christian revolution in the Buganda kingdom in 1888/89 is not so much a Christian as a Muslim one. It was Muslim chiefs rather than Christian ones who started the revolution and who first imposed theocratic ideas upon the ensuing struggle. The Christians only managed to come out on top in October 1889 by exploiting the traditionalist backlash that the implementation of these ideas by Muslims unleashed among the common people of Buganda. So the Christian triumph was a counter-revolution against an earlier Muslim revolution rather than a revolution in itself. This is illustrated in the article in the following sections: Buganda, 1884-8; The first coup; The second, and third coups; The counter-revolutionary coup. The Muslim revolution. Notes.
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