Greenberg, Joseph Harold, 1915-. The influence of Islam on a Sudanese religion

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Title: The influence of Islam on a Sudanese religion

Published By: New York: J. J. Augustin, 1946. x, 73 p.: ill., map

By line: Joseph Greenberg

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Hausa (MS12)

Subjects: General character of religion (771);

Abstract: This is a study of religious acculturation among the Hausa of northern Nigeria. Greenberg bases his work on historical records and field experience in both pagan villages and the Muslim city of Kano, presenting a summary of the pagan culture, a detailed analysis of the pagan religion, and an examination of the diffusion of Mohammedan culture through the Malams, a native class of learned men. Greenberg treats also the resulting religion which is a combination of pagan, Muslim, combined, and newer features.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: ms12-002

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: 'This work was carried on {by the author} as a field fellow of the Social Science Research Council, under the auspices of Northwestern University and the results were submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the doctor of philosophy requirements at this university.'. Includes bibliographical references (p. 71-73)

Field Date: 1938-1939

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: George R. Bedell ; 1958

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Nigeria

LCSH: Hausa (African people)


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