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The Resource Caravans of gold, fragments in time : art, culture, and exchange across medieval Saharan Africa, edited by Kathleen Bickford Berzock

Caravans of gold, fragments in time : art, culture, and exchange across medieval Saharan Africa, edited by Kathleen Bickford Berzock

Label
Caravans of gold, fragments in time : art, culture, and exchange across medieval Saharan Africa
Title
Caravans of gold, fragments in time
Title remainder
art, culture, and exchange across medieval Saharan Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kathleen Bickford Berzock
Title variation
Art, culture, and exchange across medieval Saharan Africa
Contributor
Contributor
Curator
Editor
Host institution
Organizer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time draws on the latest archaeological discoveries and art historical research to construct a compelling look at medieval trans-Saharan exchange and its legacy. Contributors from diverse disciplines present case studies that form a rich portrayal of a distant time. Topics include descriptions of key medieval cities around the Sahara; networks of exchange that contributed to the circulation of gold, copper, and ivory and their associated art forms; and medieval glass bead production in West Africa's forest region. Featuring a wealth of color images, this fascinating book demonstrates how the rootedness of place, culture, and tradition is closely tied to the circulation of people, objects, and ideas. These "fragments in time" offer irrefutable evidence of the key role that Africa played in medieval history and promote a new understanding of the past and the present"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Berzock, Kathleen Bickford
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
  • Aga Khan Museum (Toronto, Ont.)
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art objects, Medieval
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Africa, West
  • Africa, North
  • Sahara
  • Material culture
  • Material culture
  • Material culture
  • ART / History / Medieval
  • ART / African
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Commerce
  • Africa
Label
Caravans of gold, fragments in time : art, culture, and exchange across medieval Saharan Africa, edited by Kathleen Bickford Berzock
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, January 26, 2019-June 23, 2019; The Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada, September 21, 2019-February 23, 2020; and the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, April 8-November 29, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-309)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The sources of gold : narratives, technology, and visual culture from the Mande and Akan worlds
  • Ralph A. Austen -- Fragments at risk : the protection of cultural heritage in Mali, Morocco, and Nigeria
  • Mamadi Dembélé, Ahmed Ettahrir, Youssef Khiara, and Yousuf Abdallah Usman.
  • Section II:
  • Sites.
  • The Sahara as a cultural zone
  • Cynthia Becker
  • Sijilmasa's role in the African gold trade
  • Ronald A. Messier and Abdallah Fili
  • Essouk-Tadmekka : a southern Saharan center of the early Islamic camel caravan trade
  • Section I:
  • Sam Nixon
  • Gao, a middle Niger city in medieval trade
  • Mamadou Cissé
  • Urbanization and trade networks in the inland Niger Delta
  • Mamadi Dembélé
  • Politics and trade in medieval Northern Nigeria
  • Detlef Gronenborn.
  • Section III:
  • Matter in motion.
  • Gold, ivory, and copper, materials and arts of trans-Saharan trade
  • Groundwork.
  • Sarah M. Guérin
  • Dinars as historical texts : documenting the African gold trade
  • Ron Messier
  • Gold processing at the early Islamic market town of Tadmekka, Mali : preliminary results from experimental replication
  • Gianluca Pastorelli, Marc Walton, and Sam Nixon
  • Medieval glass bead production and exchange
  • Adidemi Babatunde Babalola
  • The written word : Islamic literacy and Arabic manuscripts in West Africa
  • Mauro Nobili.
  • Section IV:
  • Caravans of gold, fragments in time : an introduction
  • Reverberations.
  • Red gold : things made of copper, bronze, and brass
  • Raymond Silverman
  • Gnawa material culture : innovation across the Sahara
  • Cynthia Becker
  • Saharan crossing : the realities of migration today
  • Galya Ben-Arieh
  • Bibliography
  • Lenders to the exhibition
  • Contributors
  • Kathleen Bickford Berzock
  • Uncertain fragments : a divination
  • Chris Abani
  • Views from afar : reading medieval trans-Saharan trade through Arabic accounts
  • Robert Launay
Control code
1032654614
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780691182681
Lccn
2018036976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1032654614
Label
Caravans of gold, fragments in time : art, culture, and exchange across medieval Saharan Africa, edited by Kathleen Bickford Berzock
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, January 26, 2019-June 23, 2019; The Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada, September 21, 2019-February 23, 2020; and the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, April 8-November 29, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-309)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The sources of gold : narratives, technology, and visual culture from the Mande and Akan worlds
  • Ralph A. Austen -- Fragments at risk : the protection of cultural heritage in Mali, Morocco, and Nigeria
  • Mamadi Dembélé, Ahmed Ettahrir, Youssef Khiara, and Yousuf Abdallah Usman.
  • Section II:
  • Sites.
  • The Sahara as a cultural zone
  • Cynthia Becker
  • Sijilmasa's role in the African gold trade
  • Ronald A. Messier and Abdallah Fili
  • Essouk-Tadmekka : a southern Saharan center of the early Islamic camel caravan trade
  • Section I:
  • Sam Nixon
  • Gao, a middle Niger city in medieval trade
  • Mamadou Cissé
  • Urbanization and trade networks in the inland Niger Delta
  • Mamadi Dembélé
  • Politics and trade in medieval Northern Nigeria
  • Detlef Gronenborn.
  • Section III:
  • Matter in motion.
  • Gold, ivory, and copper, materials and arts of trans-Saharan trade
  • Groundwork.
  • Sarah M. Guérin
  • Dinars as historical texts : documenting the African gold trade
  • Ron Messier
  • Gold processing at the early Islamic market town of Tadmekka, Mali : preliminary results from experimental replication
  • Gianluca Pastorelli, Marc Walton, and Sam Nixon
  • Medieval glass bead production and exchange
  • Adidemi Babatunde Babalola
  • The written word : Islamic literacy and Arabic manuscripts in West Africa
  • Mauro Nobili.
  • Section IV:
  • Caravans of gold, fragments in time : an introduction
  • Reverberations.
  • Red gold : things made of copper, bronze, and brass
  • Raymond Silverman
  • Gnawa material culture : innovation across the Sahara
  • Cynthia Becker
  • Saharan crossing : the realities of migration today
  • Galya Ben-Arieh
  • Bibliography
  • Lenders to the exhibition
  • Contributors
  • Kathleen Bickford Berzock
  • Uncertain fragments : a divination
  • Chris Abani
  • Views from afar : reading medieval trans-Saharan trade through Arabic accounts
  • Robert Launay
Control code
1032654614
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780691182681
Lccn
2018036976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1032654614

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