Writing trans-Saharan history: Methods, sources and interpretations across the African divide

@article{Lydon2005WritingTH,
  title={Writing trans-Saharan history: Methods, sources and interpretations across the African divide},
  author={G. Lydon},
  journal={The Journal of North African Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={10},
  pages={293 - 324}
}
  • G. Lydon
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of North African Studies
  • For ages, the Sahara has been portrayed as an ‘empty-quarter’ where only nomads on their spiteful camels dare to tread. Colonial ethnographic templates reinforced perceptions about the Sahara as a ‘natural’ boundary between the North and the rest of Africa, separating ‘White’ and ‘Black’ Africa and, by extension, ‘Arabs’ and ‘Berbers’ from ‘Africans’. Consequently, very few scholars have ventured into the Sahara despite the overwhelming historical evidence pointing to the interactions… CONTINUE READING
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