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- DescriptionThe colonial era in Africa, spanning less than a century, ushered in a more rapid expansion of Islam than at any time during the previous thousand years. In this groundbreaking historical investigation, Brian J. Peterson considers for the first time how and why rural peoples in West Africa became Muslim under French colonialism. Peterson rejects conventional interpretations that emphasize the roles of states, jihads, and elites in converting people, arguing instead that the expansion of Islam owed its success to the mobility of thousands of rural people who gradually, and usually peacefully, adopted the new religion on their own. Based on extensive fieldwork in villages across southern Mali (formerly French Sudan) and on archival research in West Africa and France, the book draws a detailed new portrait of grassroots, multi-generational processes of Islamization in French Sudan while also deepening our understanding of the impact and unintended consequences of colonialism.
- Author BiographyBrian J. Peterson is assistant professor of history, Union College. He lives in New York City.
- Author(s)Brian J. Peterson
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication03/05/2011
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note3 maps
- Weight476 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine25 mm
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