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The Resource "Portuguese" style and Luso-African identity : precolonial Senegambia, sixteenth-nineteenth centuries, Peter Mark, (electronic resource)

"Portuguese" style and Luso-African identity : precolonial Senegambia, sixteenth-nineteenth centuries, Peter Mark, (electronic resource)

Label
"Portuguese" style and Luso-African identity : precolonial Senegambia, sixteenth-nineteenth centuries
Title
"Portuguese" style and Luso-African identity
Title remainder
precolonial Senegambia, sixteenth-nineteenth centuries
Statement of responsibility
Peter Mark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation:
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Mark, Peter
Dewey number
728/.37/08969066
LC call number
NA7467.6.S4
LC item number
M37 2002
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  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Architecture, Portuguese Colonial
  • Vernacular architecture
  • Miscegenation
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  • In this detailed history of domestic architecture in West Africa, Peter Mark shows how building styles are closely associated with social status and ethnic identity. Mark documents the ways in which local architecture was transformed by long-distance trade and complex social and cultural interactions between local Africans, African traders from the interior, and the Portuguese explorers and traders who settled in the Senegambia region. What came to be known as "Portuguese" style symbolized the wealth and power of Luso-Africans, who identified themselves as "Portuguese" so they could be distinguished from their African neighbors. They were traders, spoke Creole, and practiced Christianity. But what did this mean? Drawing from travelers' accounts, maps, engravings, paintings, and photographs, Mark argues that both the style of "Portuguese" houses and the identity of those who lived in them were extremely fluid."Portuguese" Style and Luso-African Identity sheds light on the dynamic relationship between identity formation, social change, and material culture in West Africa
  • In this detailed history of domestic architecture in West Africa, Peter Mark shows how building styles are closely associated with social status and ethnic identity. Mark documents the ways in which local architecture was transformed by long-distance trade and complex social and cultural interactions between local Africans, African traders from the interior, and the Portuguese explorers and traders who settled in the Senegambia region. What came to be known as "Portuguese" style symbolized the wealth and power of Luso-Africans, who identified themselves as "Portuguese" so they could be distinguished from their African neighbors. They were traders, spoke Creole, and practiced Christianity. But what did this mean? Drawing from travelers' accounts, maps, engravings, paintings, and photographs, Mark argues that both the style of "Portuguese" houses and the identity of those who lived in them were extremely fluid."Portuguese" Style and Luso-African Identity sheds light on the dynamic relationship between identity formation, social change, and material culture in West Africa
Label
"Portuguese" style and Luso-African identity : precolonial Senegambia, sixteenth-nineteenth centuries, Peter Mark, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-197) and index
Contents
The evolution of "Portuguese" identity: Luso-Africans on the upper Guinea coast from the sixteenth century to the early nineteenth century -- Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century architecture in the Gambia-Geba region and the articulation of Luso-African ethnicity -- Reconstructing West African architectural history: images of seventeenth-century "Portuguese"-style houses in Brazil -- "The people there are beginning to take on English manners": mixed manners in seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century Gambia -- Senegambia from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century -- Casamance architecture from 1850 to the establishment of colonial administration
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000224716
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780253341556
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002004292
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000224716
Label
"Portuguese" style and Luso-African identity : precolonial Senegambia, sixteenth-nineteenth centuries, Peter Mark, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-197) and index
Contents
The evolution of "Portuguese" identity: Luso-Africans on the upper Guinea coast from the sixteenth century to the early nineteenth century -- Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century architecture in the Gambia-Geba region and the articulation of Luso-African ethnicity -- Reconstructing West African architectural history: images of seventeenth-century "Portuguese"-style houses in Brazil -- "The people there are beginning to take on English manners": mixed manners in seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century Gambia -- Senegambia from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century -- Casamance architecture from 1850 to the establishment of colonial administration
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000224716
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780253341556
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002004292
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000224716

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