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Title:Living with the lake: perspectives on history, culture and economy of Lake Chad
Editors:Krings, Matthias
Platte, EdithaISNI
Series:Studien zur Kulturkunde
City of publisher:Köln
Publisher:Rüdiger Köppe Verlag
Geographic terms:Niger
Abstract:Between 1989 and 2002, the Joint Research Programme 268 of the universities of Frankfurt am Main and Maiduguri carried out interdisciplinary research in the West African savannah, especially in Northern Nigeria. Some of the findings are published in the present volume, most of whose contributors have been project members. But whereas the focal point of former publications has been environmental studies and natural sciences, the main focus of this publication is the archaeology, history and social anthropology of the Lake Chad area. Contributions: Matthias Krings and Editha Platte: Living with the lake: an introduction. Heinrich Thiemeyer: Environmental and climatic history of Lake Chad during the Holocene. Peter Breunig: Environmental instability and cultural change in the later prehistory of the Chad Basin. Carlos Magnavita: Zilum: towards the emergence of sociopolitical complexity in the Lake Chad region (1800 BC - 1600 AD). Karsten Brunk and Detlef Gronenborn: Floods, droughts, and migrations: the effects of late Holocene lake level oscillations and climate fluctuations on the settlement and political history in the Chad Basin. Gisela Seidensticker-Brikay: Lake Chad: Arabic and European imagination and reality. Ulrich Braukämper: Towards a chronology of Arabic settlement in the Chad Basin. Nikolaus Schareika: Bush for beasts: Lake Chad from the nomadic Wodaabe point of view. Mohammed Adam: The Chad Basin development project: rise and fall of a giant irrigation project in West Africa. Matthias Krings: Fishing for naira: some social trends in Lake Chad fishery: an overview. Bärbel Freyer: The pains of temporary sojourning: Igbo migrants at Lake Chad. Editha Platte: Sex, drugs and 'goge': the amusement quarter of Jibrillaram, a temporary island of Lake Chad (Nigeria). Matthias Krings: Farming the frontier: Hausa migrants and the politics of belonging on the former lake floor of Lake Chad (Nigeria). [ASC Leiden abstract]