A traveller's history of North Africa

by Rogerson, Barnaby.

Format: Print Book 1998.
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Non Fiction 961 Rog
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  961 Rog
 
 
Summary
Rogerson, who leads lecture tours through the region, traces the experiences and influences from the Carthaginians of the fifth century BC to the French in the 20th, treating the area bounded by the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the Sahara as a single cultural and geographical. He supports the chronological chapters with a chronology, list of rulers, a gazetteer keyed to text references, historical maps, illustrations, and a short list of further reading. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Written with the goal of providing modern-day travelers with accessible historical background, this account of Morocco, Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia succeeds in being both detailed and quite manageable as a quick, on-the-ground read. Rogerson has edited several traditional guidebooks to the region (e.g., Cadogan Guide to Morocco, 1989), and here is further proof of his knowledge of the Maghreb. He clearly presents North Africa's history, from the days of Carthage and the Punic Wars to the days of the Romans and the rise and fall of Christianity, the Arab conquest, the Ottoman Empire, and on to the ancestors of today's rulers. Rogerson describes the area as an island, isolated by three seas and quite apart from Europe and continental Africa. It borders land only to the east, from which have come the area's three cultural transformations--the Neolithic revolution, the Iron Age, and the arrival of Islam. The text overall is an easy-to-read and enjoyable history of a most fascinating area, complemented by handsome maps and illustrations. --David Cline"
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Additional Information
Series Traveller's history.
Subjects Africa, North -- History.
Publisher New York :Interlink Books,1998.
Edition 1st American ed.
Other Titles North Africa
Language English
Description xiii, 393 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 358) and index.
ISBN 156656252X (pbk.)
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