Migration, Jihad, and Muslim Authority in West Africa: The Futanke Colonies in Karta (Hardback)John H. Hanson (author)
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The book is a readable, terse, theoretically developed treatment of an important episode in African history." -Journal of African History
It is original and authoritative, certainly the best book we have on the heritage of Umar's conquests." -African History
... lucid analysis of a changing jihad society. This study enlarges understanding not only of the Umarian empire but also of the jihad movements generally." -Choice
John Hanson's thoroughly researched study revises late-19th-century colonialist assumptions about a West African Muslim social movement. Using indigenous Arabic manuscripts, travel narratives, and oral materials, Hanson assesses the meaning of a series of revolts against Islamic authority.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 35 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
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