Islamic Millenarianism in West Africa: A ‘Revolutionary’ Ideology?: P. B. CLARKE

Religious Studies 16 (3):317-339 (1980)

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Social and political scientists, historians and others, have put forward a number of widely differing views concerning the ‘character’ of Islamic millenarian and/or Mahdist movements in Africa. The same is true of course with regard to the opinions ofscholars concerning the transformative capacity of Islam as an ideology. In this paper I want to look at one aspect only of Islamic millenarianism in the West African context, viz. its allegedly revolutionary character
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