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Channelling mobilities : migration and globalisation in the Suez Canal region and beyond, 1869-1914

Author: Valeska Huber
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book refines the history of globalisation by considering the variety of mobile people passing through and near to the Suez Canal from its opening in 1869 to the First World War. It reveals how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valeska Huber
ISBN: 9781107030602 1107030609
OCLC Number: 812840965
Description: xiii, 365 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : mobility and its limits --
Rites de passage and perceptions of global space --
Regimes of passage and troops in the canal zone --
Companies and workers --
Bedouin and caravans --
Dhows and slave trading in the Red Sea --
Mecca pilgrims under imperial surveillance --
Contagious mobility and the filtering of disease --
Rights of passage and the identification of individuals --
Conclusion : rites de passage and rights of passage in the Suez Canal region and beyond.
Responsibility: Valeska Huber.
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'Valeska Huber's richly detailed study of the Suez canal confounds a view of history as ever-increasing connections across space. She shows that the canal was a choke point as well as a connector, a Read more...

 
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