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Venturing into “Barbarous” Regions: Yunnanese Caravan Traders

Wen-Chin Chang

in Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453311
eISBN:
9780801454516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453311.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the cross-border trade undertaken by male Yunnanese migrants between Burma and Thailand during the era of the Burmese socialist regime. Economic ventures across borders have ... More


The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia

Ismael M. Montana

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044828
eISBN:
9780813046419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044828.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book provides a case study of slavery and its abolition in Ottoman Tunisia, one of the smallest countries in North Africa and the first to abolish the longstanding institution of slavery in the ... More


The Palmyrene Diaspora

Andrew M. Smith II

in Roman Palmyra: Identity, Community, and State Formation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199861101
eISBN:
9780199332717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861101.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the structure and maintenance of Palmyrene identity and community abroad. It begins with a discussion of the Palmyrenes of Dura–Europos, for whom the evidence is the most ... More


Localizing the Global: Wanderwörter

David M. Gordon

in Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190657543
eISBN:
9780190657574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657543.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

By the late 19th century, a caravan trade extended from the Indian and Atlantic littorals through the hinterlands of south central Africa. Industrial commodities—guns, cloths, iron, and beads—were ... More


Social Landscape

Nathanael Andrade

in Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190638818
eISBN:
9780190638849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190638818.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores the kinship structures, civic ethos, agrarian production, and caravan trade of the Palmyrenes during the Roman imperial period. The social and economic landscape of Palmyra had ... More


Entangled Love: Ae Maew

Wen-Chin Chang

in Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453311
eISBN:
9780801454516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453311.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the author tells the story of Ae Maew as a migrant in Burma. Ae Maew, the Shan nickname of a Yunnanese graduate student whom the author met in Taiwan in 2004, was a second-generation ... More


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