Red Sea Citizens: Cosmopolitan Society and Cultural Change in Massawa (BOK)

Jonathan Miran

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In the late 19th century, the port of Massawa on the Red Sea was a thriving, vibrant, multiethnic commercial hub. "Red Sea Citizens" tells the story of how Massawa rose to prominence as one of Northeast Africa's most important shipping centres. Jonathan Miran reconstructs the social, material, religious, and cultural history of this mercantile community in a period of sweeping change. He shows how Massawa and its citizens benefited from migrations across the Indian Ocean, the Arabian peninsula, Egypt, and the African interior. Miran also notes the changes that took place in Massawa as traders did business and eventually settled. By revealing the dynamic processes at play, this book provides insight into the development of the Horn of Africa that extends beyond borders and boundaries, nations and nationalism.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Jonathan Miran
ISBN 9780253220790
Antall sider 360 Dimensjoner 16cm x 23,6cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 662 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Black & Asian studies, African history, Social & cultural history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography