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Title: Pre-Colonial Africa and Religion


1
Pre-Colonial Africa and Religion
  • Unit 2 Chapter 7 Section 1
  • Unit 2 Chapter 7 Section 3

2
Timeframe
  • Axum 330 CE King Ezana converts to
    Christianity
  • 641 CE Arab forces conquer Egypt
  • By 700 CE, most of North Africa is Islamic
  • Axum and North Africa exist peacefully
  • By 1300s, tensions rise between Islam and
    Christianity
  • Each trying to conquer trade routes in Africa

3
How do conversions take place?
  • Trade
  • Traders of the Islamic faith converting
    individual merchants
  • Leaders not initially converting to Islam
  • Conflict in East Africa
  • Christianity already established
  • Islam and traditional values oppose one another
  • Central and Southern Africa converted by 1400s
  • More converts in East Africa by 1100-1200s
  • Upper class
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