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Title Across the Sahara : tracks, trade and cross-cultural exchange in Libya / Klaus Braun, Jacqueline Passon, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2020
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Description 1 online resource
Series Open Access e-Books
Contents Foreword by Prof. Dr. Mohammend Jerary -- Introduction -- Across the vast land -- A journey through time -- Traders, Nomads and Slaves -- Navigating and mapping the "white spot" -- On major trans-Saharan trails -- Places of Trade, Communication and Religion -- Important Oases -- Bibliography
Summary 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.-- Provided by publisher
Analysis African Economics
Historical Geography
History of North Africa
Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry
African Culture
Economy-wide Country Studies
Caravan Trading in the 19th century
Libyan Sahara
Central Sahara
Open Access
Atlas of Caravan Tracks
Historical Maps
Concepts of Spacial Orientation
Trade Networks
Caravan Routes
19th century Trade in the Sahara
Trans-Saharan trails
Historic Oases
Historical geography
African history
Geographical information systems & remote sensing
Cultural studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Economic history
SUBJECT Libya -- History.
Libya -- Economic conditions -- History
Libya -- Geography
Subject Libya
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Braun, Klaus
Passon, Jacqueline
ISBN 9783030001452