News from Sep 12, 2014
Dr Britta Frede, Postdoctoral Fellow at the BGSMCS, has published her PhD dissertation „Die Erneuerung der Tiǧānīya in Mauretanien. Popularisierung religiöser Ideen in der Kolonialzeit“ at Klaus Schwarz Verlag.
The study examines, at the example of a selected Sufi community, the social and religious history of the Moorish Tiǧānīya. Based on an analysis of their religious theory, practice and social organization, it places the history of the studied community in the everyday context of socio-economic change in colonial and post-colonial Mauritania. Thus it provides both a contribution to the understanding of the recent history of the country as well as of post-classical Sufism.