Red Sea Citizens: Cosmopolitan Society and Cultural Change in Massawa

Red Sea Citizens: Cosmopolitan Society and Cultural Change in Massawa

by Jonathan Miran


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253220790
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Miran is Assistant Professor of Islamic Civilization in the Department of Liberal Studies at Western Washington University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Facing the Land, Facing the Sea
1. Making a Region Between the Sea and the Mountain: Na'ib Autonomy and Dominance, to the 1850s
2. On Camels and Boats: Spaces, Structures and Circuits of Production and Exchange
3. Connecting Sea and Land: Merchants, Brokers, and the Anatomy of a Red Sea Port Town
4. "A Sacred Muslim Island": Sufis, Holy Men, and Town Islam in Massawa and the Interior
5. "Being Massawan": Citizenship, Family, and Urban Authority


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Kean University - Jay Spaulding

[A] mature and competent expression of social history [that will be] extremely important in the context of Northeast African historiography because of its alternative approach.

University of Pennsylvania - Lee Cassanelli

[A]n original and very substantial contribution to the growing literature on the Indian Ocean world in the 19th century.

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