Transaction Costs and Islam: Explaining Conversion in Africa
AbstractThe association between the expansion of trade and conversion to Islam has been noted all over the world. In this paper the author integrates the data from Africa with a transaction cost argument that helps explain the economic logic behind this oft-noted association. The author also considers the case of the recent conversion to Islam by the Orma of East Africa, which fits the general pattern for Africa.
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