REASSESSING AFRICAN MUSLIMS’ ROLE IN THE COLONIAL CARTOGRAPHIC PROJECT

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  • Otha M. Nash Morgan State University

Palabras clave:

Islamic Africa, Colonial Cartography, Atlantic Africa, Mutual Aid Societies

Resumen

Conventional histories of colonial exploration in Africa often subtly or overtly discount the existence and value of indigenous African knowledge of African geographies. This study presents historical evidence for the existence of a long-standing Islamic African tradition of cultivating and disseminating cartographic knowledge within diasporic networks on the continent as well as in the wider Atlantic world. It argues for a reassessment of the impact of this tradition not only on the colonial cartographic enterprise but on the life trajectories of its practitioners

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Biografía del autor/a

Otha M. Nash, Morgan State University

O. Malik Nash is a PhD student in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and a graduate of the Master’s Program in History at Morgan State University.

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2023-12-01

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Nash, O. M. (2023). REASSESSING AFRICAN MUSLIMS’ ROLE IN THE COLONIAL CARTOGRAPHIC PROJECT. REVISTA ADELANTE-AHEAD, 12(1), Pág 9–16. Recuperado a partir de http://ojs.unicolombo.edu.co/index.php/adelante-ahead/article/view/253

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