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Title:The spatial factor in African history: the relationship of the social, material, and perceptual
Editors:Howard, Allen M.ISNI
Shain, Richard M.ISNI
Year:2005
Issue:8
Pages:372
Language:English
Series:African Social Studies Series (ISSN 1568-1203)
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:Brill
ISBN:9004139133
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Mali
Sierra Leone
Guinea
Nigeria
Gabon
Tanzania
Subjects:1997
1998
space
history
social history
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Abstract:All of the papers, except one, in this collective volume were originally presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association and/or at the 1997 Social Science History Association Meeting. The authors of this interdisciplinary volume propose a sustained examination of the role of space during the 19th and early 20th centuries in tropical Africa. Contributions: Introduction: African history and social space in Africa, by Allen M. Howard and Richard M. Shain; Nodes, networks, landscapes, and regions: reading the social history of tropical Africa 1700s-1920, by Allen M. Howard; 'Region' as historical production: narrative maps from the western Serengeti, Tanzania, by Jan Bender Shetler; Mobility, genealogical memory, and constructions of social space in northern Gabon, by John M. Cinnamon; The disappearing district? Territorial transformation in southern Gabon 1850-1950, by Christopher Gray; The salt that binds: the historical geography of a central Nigerian regional identity, by Richard M. Shain; Habitation and warfare strategies in 19th century Mande: a view from the 'Kafu', by Jan Jansen; Re-marking on the past: spatial structures and dynamics in the Sierra Leone-Guinea plain, 1860-1920s, by Allen M. Howard. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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