The Resource On Trans-Saharan trails : Islamic law, trade networks, and cross-cultural exchange in nineteenth-century Western Africa, Ghislaine Lydon

On Trans-Saharan trails : Islamic law, trade networks, and cross-cultural exchange in nineteenth-century Western Africa, Ghislaine Lydon

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On Trans-Saharan trails : Islamic law, trade networks, and cross-cultural exchange in nineteenth-century Western Africa
Title
On Trans-Saharan trails
Title remainder
Islamic law, trade networks, and cross-cultural exchange in nineteenth-century Western Africa
Statement of responsibility
Ghislaine Lydon
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study is the first of its kind to examine the history and organization of trans-Saharan trade in western Africa using original source material. It documents the internal dynamics of a trade network system based on a case study of 'Berber' traders from the Wād Nūn region, who specialized in outfitting camel caravans in the nineteenth century. Through an examination of contracts, correspondence, fatwas and interviews with retired caravaners, Professor Lydon shows how traders used their literacy skills in Arabic and how they had recourse to experts of Islamic law to regulate their long-distance transactions. The book also examines the strategies devised by women to participate in caravan trade. By embracing a continental approach, this study bridges the divide between West African and North African studies. The work will be of interest to historians of Africa, the Middle East, and the world and to scholars of long-distance trade, Muslim societies and Islamic law
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
382.0966
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HF3937
LC item number
.L93 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
On Trans-Saharan trails : Islamic law, trade networks, and cross-cultural exchange in nineteenth-century Western Africa, Ghislaine Lydon
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-449) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn385260820
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 468 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511517235
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612103674
Other physical details
maps
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210367
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not applicable
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.b24405723
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)385260820
  • cbo0511517238

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