'Portuguese' style and Luso-African identity : precolonial Senegambia, 16th-19th centuries (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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'Portuguese' style and Luso-African identity : precolonial Senegambia, 16th-19th centuries

Author: Peter Mark
Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press ; Chesham : Combined Academic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Presents domestic architecture as a marker of cultural identity in precolonial Africa


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Mark
ISBN: 0253341558 9780253341556 0253215528 9780253215529
OCLC Number: 50876244
Description: 1 volume ; 23 cm
Contents: Preliminary Table of Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. The Evolution of "Portuguese" Identity: Luso-Africans on the Upper Guinea Coast from the 16th to the Early 19th-Century2. Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Architecture in the Gambia-Geba Region and the Articulation of Luso-African Ethnicity3. Reconstructing West African Architectural History: Images of Seventeenth-Century "Portuguese" Style Houses in Brazil4. "The People There Are Beginning to Take on English Manners": Mixed Manners in Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth-Century Gambia5. Senegambia from the Mid-Eighteenth Century to the Mid-Nineteenth Century6. Casamance Architecture from 1850 to the Establishment of Colonial AdministrationConclusions and ObservationsNotesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Peter Mark.


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"... [an] innovative work...[Mrak's] contribution contribution to architectural history and African studies...lies in his argument that identity is not a stable identifier based on fixed boundaries, Read more...

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