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Author McDow, Thomas F., 1970- author.

Title Buying time : debt and mobility in the western Indian Ocean / Thomas F. McDow
Published Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series New African Histories
New African histories series.
Contents Introduction: Buying time -- Drought and new mobilities in the Omani interior -- The customs masters and customs of credit in Zanzibar -- Sultans at sea : mobility and the Omani states -- Halwa and identity in the western Indian Ocean world -- Tippu Tip's kin, from Oman to the eastern Congo -- Freed slaves : manumission and mobility before 1873 -- Acts for consuls and consular acts : documents, manumission, and ocean travel after 1873 -- A dhow on Lake Victoria -- "Everything is pledged to its time" : Salih bin Ali, debt, and rebellion in the Omani interior -- Epilogue
Summary In Buying Time, Thomas F. McDow synthesizes Indian Ocean, Middle Eastern, and East African studies as well as economic and social history to explain how, in the nineteenth century, credit, mobility, and kinship knit together a vast interconnected Indian Ocean region
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 3, 2018)
Subject Credit -- Africa, Eastern -- History -- 19th century
Credit -- Indian Ocean Region -- History -- 19th century
Civilization -- Oriental influences.
HISTORY -- Africa -- Central.
Africa, Eastern -- Civilization -- Oriental influences.
Africa, Eastern -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century
Indian Ocean Region -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century
Eastern Africa.
Indian Ocean Region.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0821446096