Some Aspects Of Islam In Africa

Author: ʻUthmān Sayyid Aḥmad Ismāʻīl Bīlī
Publisher: Garnet & Ithaca Press
ISBN: 9780863723193
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Some Aspects Of Islam In Africa from the Author: ʻUthmān Sayyid Aḥmad Ismāʻīl Bīlī. Some Aspects of Islam in Africa is part of an effort to establish an independent and indigenous school of African history that sees history through African eyes. It is presented in such a way as to include internal written and oral traditions, without sacrificing the truth or academic integrity. Topics covered include: The historiographical tradition of African Islam â?? As-Sudan and Bilad as-Sudan in early and medieval Arabic writing â?? Primary literary sources for the modern period of Sudanese history, 1898-1956 â?? The growth and impact of Islam on Africa â?? The literature of Dan Fodio's Jihad and the Sokoto Caliphate of Northern Nigeria, 1804-1903 â?? Muhammad Bello and the tradition of manuals of Islamic government and advice to rulers â?? Future directions for Africa

The Legacy Of Arab Islam In Africa

Author: John Alembillah Azumah
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780746857
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The Legacy Of Arab Islam In Africa from the Author: John Alembillah Azumah. This new book reassess the presence of Islam in Africa.

Themes In West Africa S History

Author: Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821445669
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Themes In West Africa S History from the Author: Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong. There has long been a need for a new textbook on West Africa’s history. In Themes in West Africa’s History, editor Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong and his contributors meet this need, examining key themes in West Africa's prehistory to the present through the lenses of their different disciplines. The contents of the book comprise an introduction and thirteen chapters divided into three parts. Each chapter provides an overview of existing literature on major topics, as well as a short list of recommended reading, and breaks new ground through the incorporation of original research. The first part of the book examines paths to a West African past, including perspectives from archaeology, ecology and culture, linguistics, and oral traditions. Part two probes environment, society, and agency and historical change through essays on the slave trade, social inequality, religious interaction, poverty, disease, and urbanization. Part three sheds light on contemporary West Africa in exploring how economic and political developments have shaped religious expression and identity in significant ways. Themes in West Africa’s History represents a range of intellectual views and interpretations from leading scholars on West Africa’s history. It will appeal to college undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars in the way it draws on different disciplines and expertise to bring together key themes in West Africa's history, from prehistory to the present.

How Africa Shaped The Christian Mind

Author: Thomas C. Oden
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830828753
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How Africa Shaped The Christian Mind from the Author: Thomas C. Oden. Theologian Thomas C. Oden offers a portrait that challenges prevailing notions of the intellectual development of Christianity from its early roots to its modern expressions. The pattern, he suggests, is not from north to south from Europe to Africa, but the other way around. He then makes an impassioned plea to uncover the hard data and study in depth the vital role that early African Christians played in developing the modern university, maturing Christian exegesis of Scripture, shaping early Christian dogma, modeling conciliar patterns of ecumenical decision-making, stimulating early monasticism, developing Neoplatonism, and refining rhetorical and dialectical skills. Market/Audience Professors Students African Americans General readers Features and Benefits Surveys seven ways Africa shaped the Christian mind Suggests means and challenges of bridge-building between Northern and sub-Saharan Africa Suggests concrete research projects for recovering the lost heritage Calls for reshaping the relationship between Christianity and Islam through historical insight Offers a timeline of early African Christianity Includes a bibliography for further study

Slaves And Slavery In Africa

Author: John Ralph Willis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317792149
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Slaves And Slavery In Africa from the Author: John Ralph Willis. First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Africa And The Expansion Of International Society

Author: John Anthony Pella, Jr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317653068
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Africa And The Expansion Of International Society from the Author: John Anthony Pella, Jr. This book explores the West-Central African role in, and experience during, the expansion of international society. Building upon theoretical contributions from the English School of international relations, historical sociology and sociology, it departs from Euro-centric assumptions by analysing how West-Central Africa and West-Central Africans were integral to the ways in which Europe and Africa came together from the fifteenth century through to the twentieth. Initially, diverse scholarship concerned with the expansion of international society is examined, revealing how the process has often been understood as one dictated by Europeans. From there a new approach is developed, one which is better able to examine the expansion as an interactive process between individuals, and which puts the African experience at the heart of study. The empirical research that follows this draws upon primary sources to introduce a number of historically significant and ground-breaking cases into international relations, including; the international relations of West-Central Africa before the European arrival, the emergence and growth of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the attempts to ‘civilize’ Africa, and the ‘scramble’ to colonize Africa. This book argues that the expansion of international society was driven by individual interaction, and was shaped by both Africans and Europeans. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, international relations theory, history, African politics, the English school and constructivism. Author John Anthony Pella introduces his book African and the Expansion of International Society: Surrendering the Savannah

Islam In West Africa

Author: Nehemia Levtzion
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315295431
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Islam In West Africa from the Author: Nehemia Levtzion. First published in 1994, this volume brings together essays from the celebrated scholar of African history, Nehemia Levtzion. The articles cover a wide range of themes including Islamization, Islam in politics, Islamic revolutions and the work of the historian in studying this field. This collection is a rich source of supplementary material to Professor Levtzion’s major publications on Islam in West Africa. This book will be of key interest to those studying Islamic and West African history.

War Of Visions

Author: Francis M. Deng
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815723691
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War Of Visions from the Author: Francis M. Deng. The civil war that has intermittently raged in the Sudan since independence in 1956 is, according to Francis Deng, a conflict of contrasting and seemingly incompatible identities in the Northern and Southern parts of the country. Identity is seen as a function of how people identify themselves and are identified in racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and religious terms. The identity question related to how such concepts determine or influence participation and distribution in the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the country. War of Visions aims at shedding light on the anomalies of the identity conflict. The competing models in the Sudan are the Arab-Islamic mold of the North, representing two-thirds of the country in territory and population, and the remaining Southern third, which is indigenously African in race, ethnicity, culture, and religion, with an educated Christianized elite. But although the North is popularly defined as racially Arab, the people are a hybrid of Arab and African elements, with the African physical characteristics predominating in most tribal groups. This configuration is the result of a historical process that stratified races, cultures, and religions, and fostered a "passing" into the Arab-Islamic mold that discriminated against the African race and cultures. The outcome of this process is a polarization that is based more on myth than on the realities of the situation. The identity crisis has been further complicated by the fact that Northerners want to fashion the country on the basis of their Arab- Islamic identity, while the South is decidedly resistant. Francis Deng presents three alternative approaches to the identity crisis. First, he argues that by bringing to the surface the realities of the African elements of identity in the North-- thereby revealing characteristics shared by all Sudanese--a new basis for the creation of a common identity could be established that fosters equitable participation and distribution. Second, if the issues that divide prove insurmountable, Deng argues for a framework of diversified coexistence within a loose federal or confederate arrangement. Third, he concludes that partitioning the country along justified borders may be the only remaining option to end the devastating conflict.