© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/157006608X396117 Journal of Religion in Africa 39 (2009) 125-133 www.brill.nl/jra Afrika-Studiecentrum Abstracts Th e following abstracts have been provided by the Afrika-Studiecentrum (ASC) in Leiden, Th e Netherlands, and are taken from the ASC library’s online catalogue. On the library page http://www.ascleiden.nl/library/ you will also ﬁ nd the abstracts journal ‘African Studies Abstracts Online’, which oﬀ ers a quarterly overview of journal articles and edited works on Africa in the ﬁ eld of the social sciences and the humanities that are available in the ASC library. 126 ASC Abstracts / Journal of Religion in Africa 39 (2009) 125-133 Shankar, Shobana Medical missionaries and modernizing emirs in colonial Hausaland: Leprosy control and native authority In: Th e Journal of African History, ISSN 0021-8537: (2007), vol. 48, no. 1, p. 45-68: foto’s. Abstract: Th is article argues that emirs modernized and enhanced their authority through cooperation with Christian missions in the anti-leprosy campaign in colonial Hausaland in the 1930s. New documentary and oral sources detail how native administrations and Sudan Interior Mission (SIM) workers together established leprosaria that were important beyond religious interaction. Emirs translated Islamic ideals of charity into governmental responsibility for
Journal of Religion in Africa – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2009
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