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HIST 292: Muslim Societies in Sub-Saharan Africa

This seminar introduces students to the nature and development of Muslim societies in sub- Saharan Africa, from the earliest times to the present. Students also explore questions of authenticity and "historical truth" as they examine current debates on themes such as patterns of Islamization, "African Islam," and Islam in Africa. Other themes include the invention of Muslim identities, expansion of Sufism, women in Islam, Islamic education, Islam and colonialism as well as revivalism in Islam. Counts toward Africa and the Americas concentration. Offered annually.

Africa and the Americas

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...HIST 291 Introduction to African History HIST 292 Muslim Societies in Sub-Saharan Africa HIST...

Middle Eastern Studies

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...FREN 271 The Francophone World The Maghreb HIST 292 Muslim Societies in Sub-Saharan Africa...