Sahel : art and empires on the shores of the Sahara / Alisa LaGamma.

This groundbreaking volume examines the extraordinary artistic and cultural traditions of the African region known as the Sahel ("shore" in Arabic), a vast area on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert that includes present-day Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Chad. This is...

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Main Author: LaGamma, Alisa (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2020]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Alisa LaGamma
  • Local perceptions of early times : odes to Sahelian empires / David C. Conrad
  • On the shoreline of history : the state of archaeology in the Sahel / Roderick McIntosh and Mamadou Cissé
  • Pre-Islamic artistic patronage / Alisa LaGamma
  • Islam in the West African Sahel / Paulo F. de Moraes Farias
  • Architecture in focus : four Sahelian landmarks / Giulia Paoletti
  • Sahelian diasporas : migrations from ancient Ghana and Mali / Alisa LaGamma
  • Collecting the Sahelian past : myth building and primary sources / Yaëlle Biro and Ibrahima Thiaw
  • From the rise of Songhay to the fall of Segu / Alisa LaGamma
  • Praying for life / Souleymane Bachir Diagne.