By Ghislaine Lydon
This learn is the 1st of its variety to envision the heritage and association of trans-Saharan alternate in western Africa utilizing unique resource fabric. It files the interior dynamics of a alternate community approach in keeping with a case-study of the Wad Nun investors, who really good in outfitting camel caravans within the 19th century. via an exam of contracts, correspondence, fatwas, and interviews with retired caravaners, Lydon indicates how investors used their literacy talents in Arabic and the way that they had recourse to specialists of Islamic legislations to manage their long-distance transactions. The e-book additionally examines the tools hired by means of ladies partaking in caravan alternate. through embracing a continental technique, this research bridges the divide among West African and North African experiences. The paintings could be of curiosity to historians of African, center jap, and global heritage and to students of long-distance alternate, Muslim societies, and Islamic legislation.
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