Chapter 5 represents the culmination of Miran's effort: by combining an impressive array of nineteenth-century travel narratives and colonial reports with entertaining oral testimonies collected in Massawa and Asmara primarily in 2000, the author tells us that "to be Massawan meant to be part of an urban culture that perceived the town as an idealized and superior site of refined civilization, culture, and religious piety" (p. 267).
Red Sea Citizens: Cosmopolitan Society and Cultural Change in Massawa Matteo Salvadore The International Journal of African Historical Studies; 2010; 43, 1; Docstoc pg. 197 Reproduced
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