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Ğihād, sufi e colonialismo in Africa sub-sahariana. Il caso della Ḫatmiyya in Eritrea

Bruzzi, Silvia (2011) Ğihād, sufi e colonialismo in Africa sub-sahariana. Il caso della Ḫatmiyya in Eritrea. [Doctoral Thesis]

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This thesis deals with the socio-political accommodation of Muslim brotherhoods to colonial occupation in sub-saharan Africa. In particular, it analyses how the Khatmiyya Islamic Brotherhood accommodated to the Italian colonial rule in Eritrea. Being this brotherhood a trans-regional entity it’s considered also its influence in Sudan, comparing its relations with Italian authorities in Eritrea with the ones it made with British authorities in Sudan. Special attention is paid to the role of a female sufi leader of the Khatmiyya, Sharifa 'Alawiyya (d.1940). She was an Eritrean Islamic mystic who assumed a very influential role whithin the tariqa during Italian occupation. Her strong personality is still celebrated through her Arabic epithet of “al harbiyya/al-labisa harbiyya”, the militant/the one who dress as a militant or the Italian one, “la regina senza corona”, the queen without the crown, of Eritrea.

Item Type:Doctoral Thesis
Date:21 March 2011
Tutor:Melis, Nicola
PhD classes:Ciclo 23 > Storia, istituzioni e relaz.internaz. Asia e Africa
Coordinator:Carcangiu, Bianca Maria
Institution:Universita' degli Studi di Cagliari
Divisions:Dipartimenti (fino a dicembre 2011) > Dipartimento Storico politico internazionale dell'età moderna e contemporanea
Subjects:Area 10 - Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche > L-OR/10 Storia dei paesi islamici
Area 14 - Scienze politiche e sociali > SPS/13 Storia e istituzioni dell'Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords:Islam e genere, Colonialismo italiano, Eritrea, Sufismo
ID Code:613
Deposited On:31 Mar 2011 12:44

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