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Muslim Ethiopia

The Christian Legacy, Identity Politics, and Islamic Reformism

Authors: Østebø, Terje

Editors: Desplat, P. (Ed.)

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About this book

Drawing on international and multidisciplinary expertise, this pioneering edited collection analyzing Islam in contemporary Ethiopia challenges the popular notion of a 'Christian Ethiopia' imagined as the century-old, never colonized Abyssinia, isolated in the highlands and dominated by Orthodox Christianity.

About the authors

Dereje Feyissa, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia Haggai Erlich, Tel-Aviv University, Israel Stig Jarle Hansen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway Minako Ishihara, Faculty of Humanities of Nanzan University, Japan Roland Marchal, National Center for Scientific Research, France Meron Zeleke, Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth, Germany Simone Rettberg, University of Bayreuth, Germany Zakaria M. Sheekh, Human Rights activist and as a consultant for the UN and Western governments on Somali issues Zerihun Abebe, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, Norway

Reviews

“Patrick Despalt and Terje Østebø’s Muslim Ethiopia: The Christian Legacy, Identity Politics and Islamic Reformism can be regarded as book that indicates the necessity of including Islam and Muslims in Ethiopian studies, particularly in the contemporary period. … The book is particularly significant as it contain chapters that are written by young Ethiopian scholars. … These fine scholars have broken down this age-old boundary by objectively writing about Islam and Muslims while being from another faith.” (Samson A. Bezabeh, Contemporary Islam, Vol. 10, 2016)


"Patrick Desplat and Terje Østebø's volume addresses a real gap in historical and contemporary research and writing on Ethiopia, namely, the multiple interfaces between different religious traditions in the country, most prominently Islam and Christianity. Due to its fresh approach to the field, this text can be regarded as a milestone in recent writing on Ethiopia." - Roman Loimeier, Professor, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Göttingen, Germany

"Few subjects have been more important, and more neglected, in modern Ethiopia than the rapidly changing and growing role of Islam. This scrupulously researched book marks a critical breakthrough in scholarly analysis of the subject, and makes essential reading for understanding developments both in Ethiopia and in the Horn of Africa as a whole." - Christopher Clapham, Professor, Centre of African Studies, Cambridge University, UK

"Desplat and Østebø have produced a volume that is exceptionally timely and important. At a time when old understandings of Islam in Ethiopia are under question, this volume provides an excellent set of in-depth essays that take the conduct and local understandings of religious practice seriously. This book will be required reading for scholars seeking to understand contemporary Ethiopia." - Terrence Lyons, Associate Professor, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Co-Director, Center for Global Studies, George Mason University, USA

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Muslims in Ethiopia: The Christian Legacy, Identity Politics, and Islamic Reformism

    Desplat, Patrick (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Muslims Struggling for Recognition in Contemporary Ethiopia

    Feyissa, Dereje

    Pages 25-46

  • Being Young, Being Muslim in Bale

    Østebø, Terje

    Pages 47-69

  • Religious Change and the Remaking of Boundaries among Muslim Afar Pastoralists

    Rettberg, Simone

    Pages 71-87

  • The Formation of Trans-Religious Pilgrimage Centers in Southeast Ethiopia: Sitti Mumina and the Faraqasa Connection

    Ishihara, Minako

    Pages 91-114

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-32209-8
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-32529-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-45931-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Muslim Ethiopia
Book Subtitle
The Christian Legacy, Identity Politics, and Islamic Reformism
Authors
Editors
  • P. Desplat
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Patrick Desplat and Terje Østebø
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32209-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137322098
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32529-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45931-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 267
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
Topics