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Author:Stewart, C.C.ISNI
Book title:The Cambridge History of Africa: vol. 7: From 1905 to 1940
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subject:Islamic history
Abstract:The middle third of the African continent was to provide a testing ground for Islam during the period 1905-1940. The combined forces of Christian missions and colonial governments generally sought to mitigate or at least control the advance of Islam, and Muslim communities were thereby spurred on to answer this challenge, occasionally under the aegis of the Europeans but also in contradiction to the Western values associated with the colonial order. The author considers first the hostility of Muslim communities towards European invaders during the first quarter of the century. He then examines the attitudes of colonial administrators towards Islamic communities, and concludes by reviewing the signs of expansion and regeneration of Islam between the wars. The focus is mainly on sub-Saharan Africa. Bibliographical essay (p. 803-807), bibliogr. (p. 903-905), note, ref.