Between Accommodation and Revivalism

Between Accommodation and Revivalism

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Weiss, Holger
Between Accommodation and Revivalism. Muslims, the State, and Society in Ghana from the Precolonial to the Postcolonial Era
Finnish Oriental Society
Studia Orientalia 105
Vaajakoski 2008, 439 pp.


The research is mainly concerned with the Muslim population and its interaction with the rest of the society at various periods. This book is made up of three parts. The first part provides a comprehensive overview of the process of islamization in the precolonial Voltaic Basin and the emergence of ‘Muslim spheres’ in some of the precolonial states. The second part tackles various aspects of the complex relationship between Muslims and the colonial state and its administration in the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast. The third part concentrates on the postcolonial period, on issues about the political and especially economic disempowerment of the Muslim segment of Ghanaian society at large and of the inhabitants of the urban and rural savannah especially.


ISBN 978-951-9380-71-1
ISSN 0039-3282