This second volume of studies by the late Nehemia Levtzion pursues the themes covered in his previous collection, Islam in West Africa; it also maintains a particular interest in the history of Africa while including broader chronological and geographic perspectives. It includes four new papers, delivered by the author in the years before his death, specially prepared for publication in this volume. In the first part, there is an emphasis on processes of conversion and Islamization, but the studies also cover Islamic perceptions of and presence in Africa; the second focuses on Islamic movements of revival and renewal, Sufism and fundamentalism.
’It is good to have the papers so readily available now. African Studies libraries certainly need to have a copy... Levtzion's work is solidly enough built to last not just as a monument to the man but as a resource for future students on the intellectual prowl.’ Journal of Islamic Studies 'Through the Variorum Collected Studies Series it is possible to gain insight into how particular scholars developed their ideas in specific fields of enquiry. This second collection of Nehemia Levtzion’s work is a welcome addition... an extremely important and useful collection of articles and provides a great testament to Levztion’s work.' British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies