Yoruba Historiography

edited by Jacob K Olupona and Toyin Falola

Yoruba Historiography

This volume builds upon the unrealized promise of the landmark Sources of Yoruba History (1973) to provide additional material for critically assessing sources and new data on behalf of historical reconstruction for a non-literate society. The contributors of Yoruba Historiography examine archaeological evidence, colonial letters, Arabic materials, and religious history associated with Islam and Christianity. Additional chapters address the context of emergent nationalism to locate works by early Yoruba writers and the rise of the intelligentsia, with a notable focus on the Yoruba guru Samuel Johnson.

Religion and Society in Nigeria: Historical and Sociological Perspectives

edited by Jacob K Olupona and Toyin Falola

Religion and Society in Nigeria: Historical and Sociological Perspectives

Religion and Society in Nigeria is a collection of selected topics focused on the role of religion in contemporary Nigerian society, the teaching of religion as a discipline, and the methodological issues arising therefrom. The book is organised into the following themes: history, methodological perspectives, religion and economy, and religion and society. In order to achieve a wider and balanced perspective, contributions to this book came from acknowledged scholars in the fields of sociology, anthropology, religious studies and African literature.

History of Nigeria 2: Nigeria in the Nineteenth Century

edited by Jacob K Olupona and Toyin Falola

History of Nigeria 2: Nigeria in the Nineteenth Century

Religion and Society in Nigeria is a collection of selected topics focused on the role of religion in contemporary Nigerian society, the teaching of religion as a discipline, and the methodological issues arising therefrom. The book is organised into the following themes: history, methodological perspectives, religion and economy, and religion and society. In order to achieve a wider and balanced perspective, contributions to this book came from acknowledged scholars in the fields of sociology, anthropology, religious studies and African literature.