Wa and the Wala: Islam and Polity in Northwestern Ghana
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BeschreibungThe first full study of Wala history and society, which will be of interest to Africanists, Islamic studies specialists and historians of colonialism.
InhaltsverzeichnisList of illustrations; List of tables; Preface; List of abbreviations; Preamble; 1. Wa and the Wala; 2. Wala origins: Lasiri and Kubaru; 3. Wala origins: the 'alim as local historian'; 4. Wa chronology: an exercise in date-guessing; 5. Tajdid and jihad: the Muslim community in change; 6. Colonial intrusions: Wala in disarray; 7. 'Direct rule': Wala in the early twentieth century; 8. Wala under 'indirect rule': power to the Na and schism in the umma; 9. Review: the peculiarities of Wala; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Pressestimmen"In this generation no scholar has surpassed Ivor Wilks's contribution to Ghanaian history. This study of Wa, a small yet complex polity, complements his earlier analyses of Asante, Gonja, and the larger field of Islamic historiography in West Africa." Choice
Untertitel: 'African Studies'. Pbk. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2002
Seitenanzahl: 276 Seiten