Saharan Frontiers

Saharan Frontiers

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The Sahara has long been portrayed as a barrier that divides the Mediterranean world from Africa proper and isolates the countries of the Maghrib from their southern and eastern neighbors. Rather than viewing the desert as an isolating barrier, this volume takes up historian Fernand Braudela€™s description of the Sahara as qthe second face of the Mediterranean.q The essays recast the history of the region with the Sahara at its center, uncovering a story of densely interdependent networks that span the deserta€™s vast expanse. They explore the relationship between the deserta€™s qislandsq and qshoresq and the connections and commonalities that unite the region. Contributors draw on extensive ethnographic and historical research to address topics such as trade and migration; local notions of place, territoriality, and movement; Saharan cities; and the links among ecological, regional, and world-historical approaches to understanding the Sahara.IdentitAc et alteritAc da#39;un point de vue touareg: ElAcments pour un dAcbat. Les cahiers de ... 2004. Guide de la#39;investissement en Mauritanie (March). fr/ docs/iteiia20044_fr.pdf. Cohen, A. 1971. Cultural ... Problems in African History.

Title:Saharan Frontiers
Author:James McDougall, Judith Scheele
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2012-06-08


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