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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 realistic coverage, designated in the middle of fundamentalist, theocratic Muslim states. situated within the higher Senegal and with entry to the higher Gambia, Bundu performed a severe position in neighborhood trade and construction and reacted fast to the stimulus of eu exchange. Drawing on quite a lot of resources either oral and documentary, Arabic, English and French, Dr. Gomez presents the 1st complete account of Bundu's background. He analyzes the basis and progress of an Islamic nation at a crossroads among the Saharan and trans-Atlantic exchange, paying specific recognition to the connection among Islamic notion and court docket coverage, and to the state's reaction to militant Islam within the early 19th century.

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