North Africa

The Arab Conquest of The Western Sahara

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Author:

Norris, H. T.

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Publisher:

Librairie du Liban Publishers

Publisher City:

Beirut

Year:

1986

Edition:

First Edition

ISBN:

9789953101927

Weight:

600 g

Dimensions:

22.5*14

Reference ID:

20052

Quantity:

2

Keyword:

SAHARA, NORTH AFRICA, ARAB CONQUEST, HISTORY, TRIBES

309pp of English text, maps, b/w photographs, 10 Plates, Biblio,index, Arab Background Series, Studies of the Historical Events, Religious Beliefs and Social Customs Which Made the Remotest Sahara a Part of the Arab World. Copy in Mint Condition, New. 
Professor Norris draws on numerous sources, from such Arab and European travellers and historians as Ibn Battutah and Leo Africanus to local historians steeped in traditions of oral history. He examines how certain tribes and regions of the Western Sahara responded to the arrival of the Arabs, with particular reference to the thirteenth to seventeenth centuries when Arab power was consolidated. He shows how this position was not always archieved by military means.
this book makes a scholarly contribution to an understanding  of how the national boundaries bequeathed by the European powers divided the vernacular groups and of how one of the least populated areas of the world has come to be scene of the contemporary conflict between the territorial claims of Morocco and those of the Western Saharans for their own independance.