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Parfitt, Tudor (2005) 'The construction of Jewish Identities in Africa.' In: Parfitt, Tudor and Trevisan Semi, Emanuela, (eds.), Jews of Ethiopia: the Birth of an Elite. London: Routledge, pp. 1-42.

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Abstract

The confrontation of isolated societies with the modern world gave rise to certain tensions and confusions and this was nowhere more true than in Africa. The way Europeans saw Africans and their way of life, their religions and social mores was to have a profound impact upon the development of the African continent. Further confusion was to be generated by the amalgamation of traditional African and European or modern elements. These processes may be seen to have started right at the outset of colonial intervention. One of the key areas of confusion was religion.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East
ISBN: 9780415318389
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2007 13:27
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/1697

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