By Michael A. Gomez
Bundu is an anomaly one of the precolonial Muslim states of West Africa. based through the jihads which swept the savannah within the eighteenth and 19th centuries, it constructed a practical coverage, specific in the course of fundamentalist, theocratic Muslim states. positioned within the higher Senegal and with entry to the higher Gambia, Bundu performed a serious function in neighborhood trade and construction and reacted quick to the stimulus of eu alternate. Drawing on quite a lot of assets either oral and documentary, Arabic, English and French, Dr. Gomez offers the 1st complete account of Bundu's heritage. He analyzes the basis and progress of an Islamic kingdom at a crossroads among the Saharan and trans-Atlantic exchange, paying specific recognition to the connection among Islamic suggestion and court docket coverage, and to the state's reaction to militant Islam within the early 19th century.
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