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North Africa free pdf Updated to cover recent events in Libya and elsewhere in North Africa, this guide to the history and culture of Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Algeria covers the region from its earliest beginnings to life today. North Africa is surrounded by the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and, to the south, the sands of the Sahara. It has seen waves of invasion, from the Carthaginians to the French in the 20th century. Its peoples have assimilated what suits them and remained aloof to what does not. Onto this complex background, Barnaby Rogerson weaves a cast of memorable characters from Dido to Hannibal and St Augustine, alongside local heroes such as the Berber queen Kahina and the horseback Muslim conqueror Oqba Ibn Nafi'. North Africa includes a chronology of major events, a historical gazetteer cross-referenced to the main text, and historical maps.

About Barnaby Rogerson

Barnaby Rogerson is the author of The Prophet Muhammad and The Heirs of the Prophet, about the first four Caliphs of Islam. He has also written a number of guidebooks and A History of North Africa, now in this updated third edition. His most recent book is The Last Crusaders, about the conflict between the Ottoman Empire and the last crusader kings of Christendom. He is currently writing a book on nine heroic figures from the Maghreb. Barnaby Rogerson's travel articles, book reviews and essays have been published in Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveller, Guardian, Independent, Daily Telegraph, the TLS and elsewhere. With his partner Rose Baring he runs Eland Publishing, specialising in classics of travel literature.

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Author : Barnaby Rogerson
Publisher : Gerald Duckworth
Data Published : 16 August 2012
ISBN : 0715643061
EAN : 9780715643068
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 434 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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