Title The Archaeology Of Islam In Sub-saharan Africa.
Book Condition Hardcover, no dustjacket. Brand new book.
Edition First Edition (Unstated).
Publisher Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2003.
0521657024 / 9780521657020
Seller ID 31488X1
Here is the first comprehensive study of the impact of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa. Timothy Insoll charts the historical background as well as the archaeological evidence attesting to the spread of Islam across the Sudan, Ethiopia, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and Nigeria, surveying a time span from the immediate pre-Islamic period throuh the present. He also analyses in detail the syncretism which has occurred between Islam and African traditional religions. and looks at the processes - jihad, trade, missionary activity, prestige - by which Islam spread. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Africa, Timothy Insoll, Nigeria, Religion, Jihad, Missionaries, Yoruba, Yao, Swahili, Slavery, Sao, Saifawa, Rwanda, Nilotic Sudan, Mossi, Mande, Malawi, Mali, Kasongo, Ibadis, Ivory, Hausa, Gold, Gao, Dogon, Islam, Sufism, Daboya, Congo, Buganda, Beads, Asante, Aidhab, Archaeology, Sudan, Ethiopia).