THE LAST CIVILIZED PLACE SIJILMASA AND ITS SAHARAN DESTINY

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The Last Civilized Place

Author : Ronald A. Messier
ISBN : 9780292766655
Genre : Social Science
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Set along the Sahara's edge, Sijilmasa was an African El Dorado, a legendary city of gold. But unlike El Dorado, Sijilmasa was a real city, the pivot in the gold trade between ancient Ghana and the Mediterranean world. Following its emergence as an independent city-state controlling a monopoly on gold during its first 250 years, Sijilmasa was incorporated into empire—Almoravid, Almohad, and onward—leading to the "last civilized place" becoming the cradle of today's Moroccan dynasty, the Alaouites. Sijilmasa's millennium of greatness ebbed with periods of war, renewal, and abandonment. Today, its ruins lie adjacent to and under the modern town of Rissani, bypassed by time. The Moroccan-American Project at Sijilmasa draws on archaeology, historical texts, field reconnaissance, oral tradition, and legend to weave the story of how this fabled city mastered its fate. The authors' deep local knowledge and interpretation of the written and ecological record allow them to describe how people and place molded four distinct periods in the city's history. Messier and Miller compare models of Islamic cities to what they found on the ground to understand how Sijilmasa functioned as a city. Continuities and discontinuities between Sijilmasa and the contemporary landscape sharpen questions regarding the nature of human life on the rim of the desert. What, they ask, allows places like Sijilmasa to rise to greatness? What causes them to fall away and disappear into the desert sands?
Category: Social Science

Essouk Tadmekka

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ISBN : 9789004348998
Genre : Social Science
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In Essouk-Tadmekka Sam Nixon and a team of scholars present the first archaeological exploration of the southern Saharan town of Essouk-Tadmekka, in early Islamic times an important market centre on the trans-Saharan camel-caravan routes linking the Mediterranean and West Africa.
Category: Social Science

Landscapes Sources And Intellectual Projects Of The West African Past

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ISBN : 9789004380189
Genre : History
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Landscapes, Sources and Intellectual Projects of the West African Past outlines new directions in the historiography of West Africa. Its chapters explore new trends across regional and disciplinary fields with a focus on how political conjunctures influence source production and circulation.
Category: History

Earthen Architecture In Muslim Cultures

Author : Stéphane Pradines
ISBN : 9789004356337
Genre : History
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Until recently little collective attention has been paid to earthen architecture within Muslim cultures.This book endeavours to share knowledge and methods of different disciplines such as history, anthropology, archaeology and architecture.
Category: History

Caravans Of Gold Fragments In Time

Author : Kathleen Bickford Berzock
ISBN : 9780691182681
Genre : Art
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Issued in conjunction with the exhibition Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time, held January 26, 2019-June 23, 2019, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
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Sedrata

Author : Patrice Cressier
ISBN : 9788490960790
Genre : Social Science
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Les vestiges archéologiques exceptionnels de Sedrata sont ceux d’une ville médiévale enfouie sous les sables du Sahara algérien, près de Ouargla. Ce carrefour du commerce transsaharien alimentait la Méditerranée en or et en esclaves. Ce fut aussi un centre pour les ibadites, une minorité musulmane dont les héritiers visitent tous les ans les ruines de leur passé. Son destin fut lié à cette communauté, mais aussi à l’épuisement des ressources hydriques. L’enquête entrelace les disciplines et les temporalités pour offrir au lecteur la première image complète de cette cité, au cœur de l’histoire africaine. Cette redécouverte s’appuie sur les sources ibadites et sur les archives de fouilles inédites de Marguerite van Berchem (1950-1955). Le manuscrit inachevé, la riche collection de photographies, de dessins et de plans légués par son projet novateur nourrissent une étude historique et archéologique de l’établissement, dont les célèbres programmes décoratifs sont de nouveau interprétés et datés.
Category: Social Science

Al M Tur D Und Die Sunnitische Theologie In Samarkand

Author : Ulrich Rudolph
ISBN : 9004100237
Genre : Social Science
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This volume examines the theological doctrine of al-M tur d (d.944 CE) by describing its principal characteristics and situating it within the history of Sunn "kal m."
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Kontinuierliche Spektren

Author : Wolfgang Finkelnburg
ISBN : 9783642499326
Genre : Science
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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.
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Conni Co 11 Conni Das Kleeblatt Und Die Pferde Am Meer

Author : Dagmar Hoßfeld
ISBN : 9783646927344
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Conni, Anna, Billi und Dina verbringen eine Woche auf einem Reiterhof an der Nordsee. Der Hof ist wunderschön, die Besitzerin nett, das Wetter ebenso prächtig wie die Pferde. Alles ist genauso, wie das Kleeblatt es sich vorgestellt hat. Die vier bekommen Reitunterricht und machen lange Ausritte an den Strand. Doch dann werden die Mädchen plötzlich in einen richtigen Pferdekrimi verwickelt ...
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