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By Tasha Rijke-Epstein
Published: 13 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2740-9
... toponym Antalaotra Sakalava authority encounter ...
Published: 13 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2740-9
...Building Power Chapter 1 traces the city's founding in the mid-1700s as a key entrepôt in Indian Ocean trading networks and as an increasingly important ritual site for Sakalava monarchs. By unpacking competing narratives about the city's origins, it illuminates the contestations between...
Published: 13 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027409-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2740-9
... Chapter 1 traces the city's founding in the mid-1700s as a key entrepôt in Indian Ocean trading networks and as an increasingly important ritual site for Sakalava monarchs. By unpacking competing narratives about the city's origins, it illuminates the contestations between different groups...
Published: 13 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027409-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2740-9
... and labor of competing groups to build themselves into power, and how their authority was constructed through the use of selective materials and forms, as well as negotiations with Sakalava ritual specialists, ancestral spirits, and ordinary urban dwellers. ancestors Merina ritual limestone labor ...
Published: 13 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027409-xviii
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2740-9
... the relationships between key protagonists of this history—Sakalava royal monarchs, highland Merina officials, Indian traders, Comorian migrants, and French colonizers—and provides a broad historical context for Mahajanga's founding and expansion. This chapter posits buildings as oft-overlooked, but crucial sites...