Muslim Ethiopia

The Christian Legacy, Identity Politics, and Islamic Reformism

  • Editors
  • Patrick Desplat
  • Terje Østebø

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Muslims in Ethiopia: The Christian Legacy, Identity Politics, and Islamic Reformism

  3. Capacities, Constraints, New Ways of Living

  4. Islam, Identity, and Reform

  5. Ethiopian Muslims and the Horn of Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Haggai Erlich
      Pages 187-199
    3. Roland Marchal, Zakaria M. Sheikh
      Pages 215-239
    4. Terje Østebø
      Pages 241-258
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 259-267

About this book


Drawing on international and multidisciplinary expertise, this pioneering edited collection analyzing Islam in contemporary Ethiopia challenges the popular notion of a 'Christian Ethiopia' imagined as the century-old, never colonized Abyssinia, isolated in the highlands and dominated by Orthodox Christianity.


Africa Christianity identity Islam

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45931-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-32209-8
  • About this book