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Title:Muslim brotherhoods in nineteenth-century Africa
Author:Martin, B.G.ISNI
Year:1976
ISSN:0065-406X
Issue:18
Pages:267
Language:English
Series:African studies series
City:Cambridge
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISBN:0521210623
Geographic terms:Northern Africa
West Africa
Subject:Muslim brotherhoods
Abstract:The mystical and hierarchically organized brotherhoods, the Sufi proliferated by the end of the 18th century in a religious revival, challinging the steady growth of European Imperialism. Professor Martin considers the social and political aspects of this revival in Muslim Africa. He focuses on eight Sufi brotherhoods and their leaders: a pair of militant resisters and ideologues; five moderates who taught mysticism, carried on jihads, or instituted social reforms; and one conservative Sufi leader very little affected by the changing world of the nineteenth century.
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