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The "Sharica Factor" in Nigeria's 2003 Elections

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Kogelmann, Franz:
The "Sharica Factor" in Nigeria's 2003 Elections.
In: Soares, Benjamin F. (ed.): Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa. - Leiden Boston : Brill , 2006 . - pp. 256-274 . - (Islam in Africa ; 6 )
ISBN 978-90-04-15264-9

Abstract in another language

This timely collection offers new perspectives on Muslim-Christian encounters in Africa. Working against political and scholarly traditions that keep Muslims and Christians apart, the essays in this multidisciplinary volume locate African Muslims and Christians within a common analytical frame. In a series of historical and ethnographic case studies from across the African continent, the authors consider the multiple ways Muslims and Christians have encountered each other, borrowed or appropriated from one another, and sometimes also clashed. Contributors recast assumptions about the making and transgressing of religious boundaries, Christian-Muslim relations, and conversion. This engaging collection is a long overdue attempt to grapple with the multi-faceted and changing encounters of Muslims and Christians in Africa.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: No
Keywords: Muslime; Christen; Afrika; Nigeria; Scharia; Scharia-Debatte, Politik; Wahlen 2003
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions > Research Centres > Institute of African Studies - IAS
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 200 Religion > 290 Other religions
900 History and geography > 960 History of Africa
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2015 09:19
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:40
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/18829