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Across the Sahara

Tracks, Trade and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Libya

Editors: Braun, Klaus, Passon, Jacqueline (Eds.)

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  • Highly illustrated by a variety of unique maps, satellite images and photographs
  • Provides a multi-perspective approach to deepen the different aspects covered in the book
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This open access 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.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Across the Vast Land—Some Aspects on Libya’s Geography

    Pages 1-28

    Braun, Klaus (et al.)

  • A Journey Through Time

    Pages 29-41

    Passon, Jacqueline (et al.)

  • Traders, Nomades and Slaves

    Pages 43-74

    Passon, Jacqueline (et al.)

  • Navigating and Mapping the “White Spot”

    Pages 75-91

    Passon, Jacqueline (et al.)

  • On Major Trans-Saharan Trails

    Pages 93-163

    Passon, Jacqueline (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00145-2
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00144-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Across the Sahara
Book Subtitle
Tracks, Trade and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Libya
Editors
  • Klaus Braun
  • Jacqueline Passon
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00145-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00145-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00144-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 260
Number of Illustrations
157 b/w illustrations, 217 illustrations in colour
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