Using a combination of government, mission and oral records, this volume examines the intellectual and social forces behind these transitions.
Author: Felicitas Becker
Publisher: British Academy Postdoctoral F
Tanzania has moved from widespread conversion to Islam in the early twentieth century to recent bitter disputes over Islamic radicalism. Using a combination of government, mission and oral records, this volume examines the intellectual and social forces behind these transitions.
I, Oxford, 1971; Randall L. Pouwels, Horn and Crescent: Cultural Change and
Traditional Islam on the East African ... of Central African History, London, 1980, 1
–28; F. Becker, Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890– 2000, Oxford, ...
Author: Roman Loimeier
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Muslim Societies in Africa provides a concise overview of Muslim societies in Africa in light of their role in African history and the history of the Islamic world. Roman Loimeier identifies patterns and peculiarities in the historical, social, economic, and political development of Africa, and addresses the impact of Islam over the longue durée. To understand the movements of peoples and how they came into contact, Loimeier considers geography, ecology, and climate as well as religious conversion, trade, and slavery. This comprehensive history offers a balanced view of the complexities of the African Muslim past while looking toward Africa’s future role in the globalized Muslim world.
ISLAMIC REFORM AND HISTORICAL CHANGE IN THE CARE OF THE DEAD :
CONFLICTS OVER FUNERARY ... She is the author of Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania , 1890 2000 ( OUP , 2008 ) , as well as articles on rural
Includes Proceedings of the Executive council and List of members, also section "Review of books".
This volume explores how AIDS is understood, confronted and lived with through religious ideas and practices, and how these, in turn, are reinterpreted and changed by the experience of AIDS.
Author: Felicitas Becker
This volume explores how AIDS is understood, confronted and lived with through religious ideas and practices, and how these, in turn, are reinterpreted and changed by the experience of AIDS. Examining the social production, and productivity, of AIDS - linking bodily and spiritual experiences, and religious, medical, political and economic discourses - the papers counter simplified notions of causal effects of AIDS on religion (or vice versa). Instead, they display peoplea (TM)s resourcefulness in their struggle to move ahead in spite of adversity. This relativises the vision of doom widely associated with the African AIDS epidemic; and it allows to see AIDS, instead of a singular event, as the culmination of a century-long process of changing livelihoods, bodily well-being and spiritual imaginaries.
... dynamics emerged. In the southeast, as Felicitas Becker has shown, many
converted to Islam as it changed from being a religion 'instrumentalized by ...
Becker, Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890–2000, p. 4. 64 Inter-
Author: Emma Hunter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book is a study of the interplay of vernacular and global languages of politics during Africa's decolonization.
Islam in the World today; Islam and the Muslim world today Ali, Abdulrahim,
Thiam, Iba Der, Talib, Yusof A. ... Kenya, op. cit., p. 13. 71. F. Becker, Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890–2000, New 373 M USLIM MINORITIES IN A
NOTES This is partly based on Chapter 3 from Felicitas Becker, Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890–2000 (Oxford: Oxford University Press for
the British Academy, 2008). I thank the Academy for their permission to use the
Author: Derryl N MacLean
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Focuses on moments in world history when cosmopolitan ideas and actions pervaded specific Muslim societies and cultures, exploring the tensions between regional cultures, isolated enclaves and modern nation-states.
Frenchmen”: On Islam and Colonial Modernity in West Africa', Journal of Religion
in Africa, 39 (2009). ... 68/1–2 (1998); and for recent exceptions, see F. Becker, Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890–2000 (Oxford: OUP, 2008) and ...
Author: John Parker
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.
She is author of Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890–2000 (Oxford
University Press, 2008). Julia ClancySmith is Professor of History at the
University of Arizona. She is author of Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables,
Populist Protest, ...
Author: David Motadel
Publisher: OUP Oxford
At the height of the imperial age, European powers ruled over most parts of the Islamic world. The British, French, Russian, and Dutch empires each governed more Muslims than any independent Muslim state. European officials believed Islam to be of great political significance, and were quite cautious when it came to matters of the religious life of their Muslim subjects. In the colonies, they regularly employed Islamic religious leaders and institutions to bolster imperial rule. At the same time, the European presence in Muslim lands was confronted by religious resistance movements and Islamic insurgency. Across the globe, from the West African savanna to the shores of Southeast Asia, Muslim rebels called for holy war against non-Muslim intruders. Islam and the European Empires presents the first comparative account of the engagement of all major European empires with Islam. Bringing together fifteen of the world's leading scholars in the field, the volume explores a wide array of themes, ranging from the accommodation of Islam under imperial rule to Islamic anti-colonial resistance. A truly global history of empire, the volume makes a major contribution not only to our knowledge of the intersection of Islam and imperialism, but also more generally to our understanding of religion and power in the modern world.
Common Themes, Individual Voices Memories of Slavery around a Former Slave
Plantation in Mingoyo, Tanzania ... (Cambridge, 1979); for this region, see F.
Becker, Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890–2000 (Oxford, 2008), ...
Author: Alice Bellagamba
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Though the history of slavery is a central topic for African, Atlantic world and world history, most of the sources presenting research in this area are European in origin. To cast light on African perspectives, and on the point of view of enslaved men and women, this group of top Africanist scholars has examined both conventional historical sources (such as European travel accounts, colonial documents, court cases, and missionary records) and less-explored sources of information (such as folklore, oral traditions, songs and proverbs, life histories collected by missionaries and colonial officials, correspondence in Arabic, and consular and admiralty interviews with runaway slaves). Each source has a short introduction highlighting its significance and orienting the reader. This first of two volumes provides students and scholars with a trove of African sources for studying African slavery and slave trade.
Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890–2000. Oxford: Oxford University
Press, 2008. Martin, B.G. Muslim Brotherhoods in 19th-Century Africa.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. Nimtz, August H. Islam and
Politics in East ...
Author: M.G. Vassanji
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
From M.G. Vassanji, two-time Giller Prize winner and a GG winner for nonfiction, comes a poignant love letter to his birthplace and homeland, East Africa--a powerful and surprising portrait that only an insider could write. Part travelogue, part memoir, and part history-rarely-told, here is a powerful and timely portrait of a constantly evolving land. From a description of Zanzibar and its evolution to a visit to a slave-market town at Lake Tanganyika; from an encounter with a witchdoctor in an old coastal village to memories of his own childhood in the streets of Dar es Salaam and the suburbs of Nairobi, Vassanji combines brilliant prose, thoughtful and candid observation, and a lifetime of revisiting and reassessing the continent that molded him--and, as we discover when we follow the journeys that became this book, shapes him still.
The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.3 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.
Islam . A . , xv ( Oxford , 2000 ) D . Galloway , ed . : Parviz Tanavoli : Sculptor ,
Writer and Collector ( Tehran , 2000 ) I . Geography ... Much of mainland Tanzania is a vast savannah plateau , intersected by an arm of the Great Rift
Valley , rising ... annexed by Germany in 1884 as part of German East Africa ,
while Zanzibar came under a British Protectorate in 1890 . ... mandated territory
under the League of Nations in 1919 ( later a UN trusteeship ) , becoming
independent in 1961 and a ...
Author: Jonathan Bloom
Publisher: OUP USA
Oxford University Press is proud to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive encyclopedia in this field. In three illustrated volumes with more than 1,500 entries, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of this important area of study, ranging from the Middle East to Central Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa as well as Europe and North America. The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture covers all subject areas including: artists, ruler, writers, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, coins, textiles, and much more.
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History According to evidence at Olduvai Gorge and in the Manonga Valley , Tanzania may be humanity's place of origin . ... Arab coastal settlement and the
introduction of Islam took place between 800 and 900 AD . Around 1200 AD the
Omanis settled in Zanzibar ; in collaboration with some of the coastal peoples of
the mainland , they set up a ... Improvements in production and exports
contributed to continuing , steady growth through the 1990s , becoming strong by
the 2000s .
Author: Richard Green
Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso
Category: Political Science
Profiles of member countries and their dependencies, with statistical tables and a directory of Commonwealth organisations.