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Title:Special Issue: the southern shores of the Mediterranean and its networks: knowledge, trade, culture and people
Editor:Lorcin, Patricia M.E.ISNI
Periodical:The Journal of North African Studies (ISSN 1743-9345)
City of publisher:Abingdon
Geographic terms:Northern Africa
United States
Subjects:international trade
culture contact
social networks
conference papers (form)
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fnas20/20/1
Abstract:The articles in this special issue are the result of a workshop held at the University of Minnesota in 2013 during which the importance of the southern shores of the Mediterranean was discussed and debated. Taken together the articles reconsider the concept of the Mediterranean as an enclosed sea where exchanges occur essentially between its immediate shores and highlight the importance of the southern shores in creating commercial, social and intellectual links far beyond the territories along its coastlines. The activities emanating from or transiting through the southern shores are, according to these articles, multi-directional and wide-reaching. The concept of the influence of the Mediterranean is thus no longer limited to the sea and its shores but extends South beyond the Sahara and North beyond the bordering nations, as far afield as the USA. Contents: Introduction (Patricia M.E. Lorcin); The elegant plume: ostrich feathers, African commercial networks, and European capitalism (Aomar Boum, Michael Bonine); The trans-Saharan slave trade in the context of Tunisian foreign trade in the western Mediterranean (Ismael M. Montana); Ahmad Baba al-Timbukti and his Islamic critique of racial slavery in the Maghrib (Timothy Cleaveland); A Timbuktu bibliophile between the Mediterranean and the Sahel: Ahmad Bul'araf and the circulation of books in the first half of the twentieth century (Shamil Jeppie); Full circle: Muslim women's education from the Maghrib to America and back (Beverly Mack); The diaspora and the cemetery: emigration and social transformation in a Moroccan oasis community (Paul A. Silverstein); Beur/Maghribi musical interventions in France: rai and rap (Ted Swedenburg). [ASC Leiden abstract]