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Title:Water, culture and identity: comparing past and present traditions in the Nile Basin region
Editor:Oestigaard, TerjeISNI
City of publisher:Bergen
Publisher:BRIC Press
ISBN:8274530802; 9788274530805
Geographic terms:Northeast Africa
Nile River
conference papers (form)
External link:https://bora.uib.no/bitstream/1956/3708/1/Book_WCI_lowres.pdf
Abstract:The papers in this volume are based on a seminar organized in Rwanda in 2008 by the research group 'Water, culture and identity', part of the Nile Basin Research Programme at the University of Bergen, Norway. The papers deal with water and how water structures ideology and society, as well as the role of water and rivers in the development of societies from the past to the present along the River Nile. Contents: Water, culture and identity: comparing past and present traditions in the Nile Basin Region (Terje Oestigaard); Traditional values and uses of water along the upper Congo River (Raphael M. Tshimanga); Manica rock-art in contemporary society (Tore Saetersdal); Water, iron and soil in a matrix of culture: analysis of the prosperity of Milansi and Karagwe Kingdoms, Tanzania (Bertram B.B. Mapunda); The dialogue between the River Nile and its hinterlands: Al Khandaq - a desert terminal and a river port (Intisar Soghayroun Elzein Soghayroun); Christianity and Islam as Nile religions in Egypt: syncretism and continuity (Terje Oestigaard); Holy waters: pre-Christian and Christian water association in Ethiopia (Niall Finneran); Water and the construction of social and religious identities in West Africa: an archaeological perspective (Timothy Insoll); Aquatic resource utilization and the emergence of pottery during the Late Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: a global perspective form the Nile to China (Randi Haaland); Neolithic adaptations and subsistence economy in the Middle Nile region, Sudan (Azhari Mustafa Sadig). [ASC Leiden abstract]