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Saharan Frontiers - Space and Mobility in Northwest Africa (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,461
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Saharan Frontiers - Space and Mobility in Northwest Africa (Hardcover): James McDougall, Judith Scheele

Saharan Frontiers - Space and Mobility in Northwest Africa (Hardcover)

James McDougall, Judith Scheele; Contributions by Peregrine Horden, E. Ann McDougall, Katia Schoerle, Charles Gremont, Olivier Leservoisier, Armelle Chopin, Laurence Marfaing, Dida Badi

Series: Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa

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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 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 "shores" 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."

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Imprint: Indiana University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Public Cultures of the Middle East and North Africa
Release date: June 2012
First published: April 2012
Editors: James McDougall • Judith Scheele
Contributors: Peregrine Horden • E. Ann McDougall • Katia Schoerle • Charles Gremont • Olivier Leservoisier • Armelle Chopin • Laurence Marfaing • Dida Badi
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 306
ISBN-13: 978-0-253-00124-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > History > African history > General
LSN: 0-253-00124-2
Barcode: 9780253001245

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