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Title Saharan frontiers : space and mobility in Northwest Africa / edited by James McDougall and Judith Scheele
Published Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (306 pages)
Series Public cultures of the Middle East and North Africa
Public cultures of the Middle East and North Africa.
Contents 1. Situations both alike? : connectivity, the Mediterranean, the Sahara / Peregrine Horden -- 2. On being Saharan / E. Ann McDougall -- 3. Saharan trade in classical antiquity / Katia Schörle -- 4. Frontiers, borderlands, and Saharan/world history / James McDougall -- 5. The rites of Baba Merzug : diaspora, Ibadism, and social status in the Valley of the Mzab / Fatma Oussedik -- 6. Celebrating Mawlid in Timimoun : ritual as words in motion, space as time stood still / Abderrahmane Moussaoui -- 7. Villages and crossroads : changing territorialities among the Tuareg of northern Mali / Charles Gremont -- 8. Ethnicity and interdependence : Moors and Haalpulaaren in the Senegal Valley / Olivier Leservoisier -- 9. Mauritania and the new frontier of Europe : from transit to residence / Armelle Choplin -- 10. Living together and living apart in Nouakchott / Laurence Marfaing -- 11. Cultural interaction and the artisanal economy in Tamanrasset / Dida Badi -- 12. Notes on the informal economy in southern Morocco / Mohamed Oudada -- 13. Garage or caravanserail : Saharan connectivity in al-Khalīl, northern Mali / Judith Scheele -- 14. Movements of people and goods : local impacts and dynamics of migration to and through the central Sahara / Julien Brachet
Summary 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 Braudel's description of the Sahara as "the second face of the Mediterranean." The essays recast the history of the region with the Sahara at its center, uncovering a story of densely interdependent networks that span the desert's vast expanse. They explore the relationship between the desert's "islands" and "shore
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Africans -- Sahara -- Migrations.
Trade routes -- Sahara.
Africa, North -- Relations -- Africa, West.
Africa, Western -- Relations -- Africa, North.
Africa, Northern -- Emigration and immigration.
Africa, Northern -- Ethnic relations.
Form Electronic book
Author McDougall, James, 1974-
Scheele, Judith, 1978-
ISBN 0253001315 (electronic bk.)
9780253001313 (electronic bk.)