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Title:Muslim Ethiopia: the Christian legacy, identity politics and Islamic reformism
Editors:Desplat, PatrickISNI
Østebø, TerjeISNI
Year:2013
Pages:267
Language:English
City of publisher:New York, NY
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:9781137325297; 1137322098; 9781137322098
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:Islam
Islamic movements
identity
Abstract:This collection of essays on Islam and Muslims in Ethiopia challenges the popular notion of a 'Christian' Ethiopia imagined as centuries-old. The essays interrogate the long, complex Christian-Muslim legacy and explore the diversity of contemporary Muslim 'reform' movements in Ethiopia. Stretching from the urban settings of Addis Ababa and Harar to regions of Wollo, Bale, Gurage, Afar, and Somalia, the chapters explore different aspects of the changes affecting Islam in Ethiopia. The first part of the volume, 'Capacities, constraints, new ways of living', offers new insights into relations between Muslims and the State and society, historically determined by Ethiopia's Christian legacy. The second part, 'Islam, identity, and reform', provides new perspectives on Islamic reform and debates related to established religious practices. The third part, 'Ethiopian Muslims and the Horn of Africa' integrates Ethiopia into the larger region of the Horn of Africa, analysing the scope and nature of relations between Muslims in the different areas of the Horn and how the geopolitical developments reciprocally have affected relations between the different Muslim communities. Contributions by Dereje Feyissa, Terje Østebø, Simone Rettberg, Minako Ishihara, Meron Zeleke, Zerihun A. Woldeselassie, Patrick Desplat, Haggai Erlich, Stig Jarle Hansen, Roland Marchal and Zakaria M. Sheikh. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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