By Nehemia Levtzion, Randall L. Pouwels
Choice extraordinary educational name, 2000
The heritage of the Islamic religion at the continent of Africa spans fourteen centuries. For the 1st time in one quantity, The background of Islam in Africa provides an in depth historical mapping of the cultural, political, geographic, and spiritual previous of this important presence on a continent-wide scale. Bringing jointly dozen best students, this accomplished paintings treats the historic improvement of the faith in every one significant zone and examines its effects.
with out assuming past wisdom of the topic at the a part of its readers, The background of Islam in Africa is damaged down into discrete components, each one dedicated to a selected position or subject and every written through specialists in that specific area. The introductory chapters study the important gateways” from overseas during which Islam often has encouraged Africans. the next components current overviews of Islamic heritage in West Africa and the Sudanic region, and in subequatorial Africa. within the ultimate part, the authors talk about very important subject matters that experience had an impression on Muslim groups in Africa.
Designed as either a reference and a textual content, The heritage of Islam in Africa should be a necessary device for libraries, students, and scholars of this becoming field.