The Archaeology of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Cambridge University Press, 3.7.2003 - 470 sivua
This is the first general 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 through to 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. This book will be of great relevance to scholars and students, as well as to all those interested in Africa, archaeology, religion and Islam.
 

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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF ISLAM IN SUBSAHARAN AFRICA AN INTRODUCTION
1
AKSUM TO ADAL ETHIOPIA AND THE HORN OF AFRICA
36
THE NILOTIC SUDAN
86
THE EAST AFRICAN COAST AND OFFSHORE ISLANDS
136
THE WESTERN SAHEL
206
THE CENTRAL SUDAN
263
THE WEST AFRICAN SUDAN AND FOREST
314
THE AFRICAN INTERIOR EASTERN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN AFRICA
361
CONCLUSIONS
397
REFERENCES
406
INDEX
446
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Timothy Insoll is Lecturer in Archaeology at the School of Art History and Archaeology of the University of Manchester.

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