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Title:Slavery, Islam and diaspora
Authors:Mirzai, Behnaz A.ISNI
Montana, Ismael Musah
Lovejoy, Paul E.ISNI
Harriet Tubman Resource Centre on the African Diaspora
City of publisher:Trenton, NJ
Publisher:Africa World Press
Geographic terms:Islamic countries
Northern Africa
East Africa
Middle East
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Abstract:This book is an exploration of slavery in the Muslim world through a study of the African diaspora. The papers were originally presented at the eponymous conference sponsored by the Harriet Tubman Resource Centre on the African Diaspora, York University, Ontario, October 2003. The Introduction by Behnaz Asl Mirzai, Ismael Musah Montana, Paul E. Lovejoy, gives an overview of the topic. The individual chapters discuss African slaves in the Ottoman Empire (Ehud R. Toledano), Africans in the Crimean Khanate (Maryna Kravets), slave trade and slavery on the Swahili Coast, 1500-1750 (Thomas Vernet), African women and eunuchs in the harem of the Qajar sultanate (Iran, Behnaz A. Mirzai), slavery in 19th-century Kano (Nigeria, Mohammed Bashir Salau), Hausa 'Mamluks' in 19th-century Yorubaland (Nigeria, Olatunji Ojo), ransoming captives in the Sokoto Caliphate, 19th-century Hausaland (Nigeria Jennfier Lofkrantz), debates about the abolition of slavery in the Arab Middle East at the beginning of the 20th century (Amal N. Ghazal), the social and communal organization of enslaved West African communities in 19th-century Tunis and their self-help religious practices centred on the Hausa 'bori' cult (Ismael Musah Montana), the servile populations in the Algerian Sahara 1850-1900 (Benjamin Claude Brower), Bellah highwaymen in colonial northern Mali (Bruce S. Hall), literacy among Muslims in 19th-century Trinidad and Brazil (Nikolay Dobronravin), and religious constancy among 19th-century Caribbean-based African Muslims (Maureen Warner-Lewis). [ASC Leiden abstract]