Across the Sahara

Tracks, Trade and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Libya

by Klaus Braun, Jacqueline Passon

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Book Description

This open book provides a multi-perspective approach to the caravan trade in the Sahara during the 19th century. Based on travelogues from European travelers, recently found Arab sources, historical maps and results from several expeditions, the book gives an overview of the historical periods of the caravan trade as well as detailed information about the infrastructure which was necessary to establish those trade networks.

Included are a variety of unique historical and recent maps as well as remote sensing images of the important trade routes and the corresponding historic oases. To give a deeper understanding of how those trading networks work, aspects such as culturally influenced concepts of spatial orientation are discussed.

The book aims to be a useful reference for the caravan trade in the Sahara, that can be recommended both to students and to specialists and researchers in the field of Geography, History and African Studies.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Across the Sahara ebook for free in PDF format (56.7 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Economics and Finance
Publisher
Springer
Published
2020
Pages
273
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030001445
ISBN10
303000144X
ISBN13 Digital
9783030001452
ISBN10 Digital
3030001458
PDF Size
56.7 MB
License
CC BY

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