Collaboration, Modernity and Colonial Rule: Sidiyya Baba and Mauritania

By David Robinson

Shaykh Sidiyya Baba in Caravan

Shaykh Sidiyya Baba in Caravan
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Shaykh Sidiyya Baba (1862-1924) traveling in a camel caravan with his entourage, 1903. He stands out by his white robes, signifying a Muslim scholar or marabout. The picture came from the Fonds Auguste Terrien at the Institut de France in Paris. It was supplied to David Robinson by Ghislaine Lydon and placed in his book, "Paths of Accommodation."

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Shaykh Sidiyya Baba in Caravan
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Creator: l'Herminier, Doctor F.
Description: Shaykh Sidiyya Baba (1862-1924) traveling in a camel caravan with his entourage, 1903. He stands out by his white robes, signifying a Muslim scholar or marabout. The picture came from the Fonds Auguste Terrien at the Institut de France in Paris. It was supplied to David Robinson by Ghislaine Lydon and placed in his book, "Paths of Accommodation."
Date: 1903
Date Range: 1900-1909
Location: Mauritania
Format: Image/jpeg
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Maria Grosz-Ngate; Ghislaine Lydon; David, Robinson; Matrix: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University
Digitizer: Matrix
Source: Robinson, David. 2000. Paths of Accommodation: Muslim Societies and French Colonial Authorities in Senegal and Mauritania, 1880-1920. Plate 5. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. From: Institut de France, Fonds A. Terrier, no. 5942, Doctor F. l'Herminier, August-September 1903

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