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Oases, networks nodes


Vincent Battesti

Oases, networks nodes
Original title: Oasis, nœuds de réseaux
in Sophie Caratini, Charles Grémont, Céline Lesourd & Olivier Schinz (eds.), Sahara, mondes connectés, Paris, Marseille, Gallimard / Musée des arts africains, océaniens, amérindiens, 2019, p. 58-61.
ISBN: 978-2-7424-5914-8
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Catalogue for the exhibition: Sahara, mondes connectés, at Centre de la Vieille Charité in Marseille from May 10th to Sept. 1st 2019.

- Abstract:

The Saharan oases have therefore never been completely isolated territories. On the contrary, their situation of physical discontinuity, their insularity, has allowed them a particular connection to other inhabited territories, a measured but obligatory and essential connection: oases were—and are still for the most part—the sporadic nodes of a circulation network for humans and their processions (both biological and cultural), which network stretches from one continent to the next. A definitely connected Sahara: plants, animals, people and their knowledge and practices.

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