Paths toward the Nation: Islamic Identity, the Eritrean Muslim League and Nationalist Mobilization, 1941-61 PhD thesis by Joseph Venosa 2011
مسارات نحو الأمة: الهوية الإسلامية، والرابطة الإسلامية الإريترية والتعبئة القومية،١٩٤١ ـ ١٩٦١ أطروحة دكتوراه لي جوزيف فينوسا ٢٠١١
The dissertation examines the trajectory of nationalism within Eritrea’s Muslim communities during the two decades between the end of Italian colonial rule and the beginning of Eritrea’s war of independence against Ethiopia. Specifically, this study looks at how varying ideas about “Muslim identity” within Eritrea’s Islamic intelligentsia influenced the wider nationalist mobilization among activists who rejected any form of political union with Ethiopia even as international pressure to support “unionism” increased. The study also investigates how shifting ideas of Eritrean national consciousness developed alongside external trends such as pan-Islam and Nasserism. Anchored mainly in Arabic and Tigrinya language sources, oral testimonies, and often overlooked British colonial archives, the contributions of Muslim intellectual activists are examined in relation to their significance within the Eritrean Muslim League, the largest and most prominent nationalist organization that emerged during the period.
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FAITH IN THE NATION: EXAMINING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ERITREAN MUSLIMS IN THE NATIONALIST MOVEMENT, 1946-1961 MSc thesis by Joseph L. Venosa August 2007
و دراسة ماجستيرعن مساهمات المسلمين الإريتريين في الحركة الوطنية، ١٩٤٦ ـ ١٩٦١ لي جوزيف فينوسا ٢٠٠٧
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