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Adolescence in a Moroccan Town, Making Social Sense


by John W.M. Whiting | Douglas A. Davis | Susan Schaefer Davis

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

An illuminating, serious study of adolescents in a northern Moroccan town. (MRC54, $26.00)

Africa

Africa


by Michael Lewis | John Reader

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2001
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

Published by National Geographic, this informative survey of the geography, culture and wildlife of Africa features 175 color photographs and accompanying text by John Reader. (AFR111, $50.00)

African Rock Art,  Paintings and Engravings On Stone

African Rock Art, Paintings and Engravings On Stone


by David Coulson | Alec Campbell

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2001
  • HARD COVER
  • 256 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A beautifully illustrated survey of paleolithic art, ranging from the Cape to Libya and North Africa. With 200 color photos and 178 black-and-white drawings. (AFR136, $60.00)

African Wildlife

African Wildlife


by James Kavanaugh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1999
  • PLASTIC CARD

Slip this laminated foldout guide in your pocket for quick reference in the field. (AFR109, $6.95)

Al-Qur'an: A Contemporary Translation

Al-Qur'an: A Contemporary Translation


by Ali Jamale Ahmed

  • RELIGION
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 571 PAGES

A handsome bilingual edition of the Holy Book of Islam as elegantly translated by the Pakistani novelist, critic and diplomat Ahmed Ali. (ISL02, $22.95)

Algeria, The Bradt Travel Guide

Algeria, The Bradt Travel Guide


by Johathan Oakes

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

A practical guide in the popular Bradt series, noted for publishing travel guides to remote and little-visited destinations. (NAF61, $26.99)

Arabic, a Language Map

Arabic, a Language Map


by Kristine K. Kershul

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2003
  • PLASTIC CARD

This durable, foldout card, featuring 1,000 words and phrases, works as a quick reference for travelers. (ARB70, $8.95)

The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800

The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800


by Sheila Blair | Jonathan Bloom

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

A survey of the monuments and art produced by Muslims from the 13th to 19th centuries. (ISL27, $40.00)

Art of Being Tuareg, Sahara Nomads in a Modern World


by Thomas K. Seligman | Kristyne Loughran

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 292 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

The editors bring together a team of scholars, American, European and Tuareg, along with hundreds of color photographs of the people, jewelry, art and textiles of North Africa in this outstanding overview of the Tuareg peoples of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Algeria and Libya. (NAF46, $45.00)

Augustine of Hippo, A Biography


by Peter Robert Lamont Brown

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2000
  • PAPER

As an account of St. Augustine's life this biography is second only to The Confessions. Brown's impressive research and readable style combine in a fascinating portrait of the 4th century bishop. (ITL799, $31.95)

Barbary Pirate, The Life and Crimes of John Ward, the Most Infamous Privateer of His Time

Barbary Pirate, The Life and Crimes of John Ward, the Most Infamous Privateer of His Time


by Greg Bak

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Bak provides a portrait of John Ward, a British sailor who led a mass desertion from James I's navy, defected to the Ottoman Empire's outpost at Tunis and converted to Islam. This story of betrayal and scandal reveals a man whose rejection of conventional morality led to power, wealth and a happy, if unusual, retirement. (NAF76, $22.95)

Battle of Algiers


by Gillo Pontecorvo

  • HISTORY
  • 1966
  • DVD

A classic film of the French-Algerian war, filmed in 1966 following Algeria's independence. The authoritative and insightful film portrays both sides of the conflict, conveying the emotional toll of the struggle for independence as well as its political implications. (NAF42, $49.95)

Beyond the Veil, Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society

Beyond the Veil, Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society


by Fatima Mernissi

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1987
  • PAPER
  • 200 PAGES

An examination of sexuality and gender issues in the modern Muslim world. (MDE35, $18.00)

Bradt Guide North Sudan

Bradt Guide North Sudan


by Paul Clammer

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A practical guide in the popular Bradt series, noted for publishing travel guides to remote and little-visited destinations. (AFR152, $26.99)

Call of the Desert, The Sahara


by Philippe Bourseiller

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 424 PAGES

This illustrated portrait of the region features color photographs of the landscape, cultures and wildlife of the Sahara. (NAF34, $50.00)

Children of the New World, A Novel of the Algerian War

Children of the New World, A Novel of the Algerian War


by Assia Djebar

  • LITERATURE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

An insightful, emotional testament to the violence and heartbreak of Algeria's war for independence from the perspective of Algerians. Djebar sets her novel in a small mountain town, interweaving the experiences of several characters throughout the course of a single day at the height of the French-Algerian war. (NAF43, $16.95)

The Comedies


by Terence | Constance Carrier | Douglass Parker

  • LITERATURE
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 398 PAGES

Six comedies by the first Roman literary figure from North Africa, in a lively and readable translation. (ITA223, $33.00)

The Comedies


by Terence | Betty Radice

  • LITERATURE
  • 1976
  • PAPER

Six comedies by the Roman dramatist portraying domestic problems and romantic escapades of an upper-middle-class society. (ITL801, $16.00)

Confessions


by Saint, Bishop of Hippo Augustine

  • RELIGION
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Augustine, one of the dominant thinkers of early Christianity, relates his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of power at the imperial court in Milan. (ITL800, $7.95)

Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco

Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco


by Paula Wolfert

  • FOOD
  • 1987
  • PAPER
  • 330 PAGES

In this book, Worlfert turns her attentions to Morocco and its cuisine, with great results. (MRC43, $19.99)

Cultural Atlas of Africa

Cultural Atlas of Africa


by Jocelyn Murray

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1998
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A handsomely illustrated atlas of African history and culture with 96 outstanding maps, 250 color photographs and excellent essays. (AFR47, $50.00)

Dreams of Trespass, Tales of a Harem Girlhood

Dreams of Trespass, Tales of a Harem Girlhood


by Fatima Mernissi

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 242 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

This captivating memoir by one of Morocco's most outspoken women opens, "I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, a ninth-century Moroccan city." Mernissi captures not only the spirit of the place, but also the hierarchy and decorum of a Muslim family compound. (MRC10, $17.00)

The English Patient

The English Patient


by Michael Ondaatje

  • LITERATURE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 305 PAGES

Ondaatje's luminous novel, even better than the movie, unfolds at a villa in Tuscany and in the North African desert during World War II. (ITL703, $15.95)

Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East

Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East


by Donna Lee Bowen | Evelyn A. Early

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 411 PAGES

A diverse anthology of short articles and essays covering the experiences of ordinary people across the Miiddle East. (MDE34, $24.00)

Eyewitness Guide Morocco

Eyewitness Guide Morocco


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 408 PAGES

Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact guide introduces Morocco's history, culture and attractions. (MRC58, $30.00)

Footprint Morocco Handbook

Footprint Morocco Handbook


by Justin McGuinness

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 480 PAGES

With an overview of culture and history, color maps, site diagrams and detailed practical information, this comprehensive guide reflects the spirit of its author, an Arabic speaker who taught at the University of Tunis. (MRC18, $24.95)

Formation of Islamic Art

Formation of Islamic Art


by Oleg Grabar

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1987
  • PAPER
  • 232 PAGES

A classic on the art and architecture of the Islamic World by a prominent authority. (ARB28, $34.00)

From Slave to Pharaoh, The Black Experience of Ancient Egypt

From Slave to Pharaoh, The Black Experience of Ancient Egypt


by Donald B. Redford

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 232 PAGES

In a lively and engaging style, Redford examines the once powerful Nubian kingdom of southern Egypt and the Sudan and the racial and cultural tensions with the ancent Egyptians. (EGY188, $27.00)

The Girl Who Married a Lion and Other Tales from Africa

The Girl Who Married a Lion and Other Tales from Africa


by Alexander McCall Smith

  • LITERATURE
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 192 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • >

McCall Smith brings together folktales, often hilarious or bizarre, which he heard as a child growing up in Zimbabwe. (AFR141, $22.00)

The Hadj, An American's Journey to Mecca

The Hadj, An American's Journey to Mecca


by Michael Wolfe

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Wolfe's mesmerizing account of his journey from Morocco to Mecca. (ARB01, $16.00)

Hannibal


by Serge Lancel

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A biography of Hannibal by the well-regarded French historian Serge Lancel. (TUN06, $48.95)

Hideous Kinky, A Novel


by Esther Freud

  • LITERATURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 186 PAGES

A mother and two daughters meander in Morocco in search of meaning in this autobiographical novel by the daughter of British painter Lucien Freud. (MRC49, $14.99)

A History of the Arab Peoples

A History of the Arab Peoples


by Albert Hourani

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 624 PAGES

Called a landmark, masterpiece and essential to understanding the Middle East, Hourani's acclaimed chronicle of the political, spiritual, religious and cultural traditions of the Arab peoples is brought up to date with an afterword by noted Islamic scholar Malise Ruthven. (MDE11, $21.00)

In Search of Islamic Feminism, One Woman's Global Journey

In Search of Islamic Feminism, One Woman's Global Journey


by Elizabeth Warnock and Rob Fernea

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

A professor heads to the Middle East in order to ask if feminism is possible under Islam. (ISL28, $15.95)

Islam and the West

Islam and the West


by Bernard Lewis

  • RELIGION
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 217 PAGES

In this illuminating collection of essays, one of the great authorities on the Middle East explores the common ground shared by Islam and the West. (ARB12, $19.99)

Islamic Art and Architecture

Islamic Art and Architecture


by Robert Hillenbrand

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES
  • COMING IN JANUARY

Covering 1000 years and the geographic scope of Islam, this book is a wide-ranging guide to the arts of Islam, including architecture, calligraphy, ceramics and textiles. (CAS17, $21.95)

Islamic Art and Architecture, 650-1250


by Richard Ettinghausen | Oleg Grabar

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 360 PAGES

An illustrated survey of the great monuments and art produced by Muslim peoples during medieval times, including the Dome of the Rock, as well as many small artifacts. (ISL26, $40.00)

Islamic Arts

Islamic Arts


by Jonathan Bloom | Sheila Blair

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 445 PAGES

A comprehensive survey of 1,000 years of Islamic architecture, design and decoration. Illustrated throughout with color photographs, maps and site plans. (ISL01, $29.95)

Islamism and Secularism in North Africa


by John Ruedy

  • RELIGION
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 324 PAGES

A discussion of Islamic movements in North Africa. (ISL13, $48.00)

Living in Morocco

Living in Morocco


by Stoeltie, Barbara and Rene

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 280 PAGES

From exquisite rugs and textiles to vibrant mosaics, courtyards and homes, this gorgeous photographic collection celebrates the beauty and allure of Morocco's architecture, with a particular focus on interiors. (MRC71, $29.99)

Lonely Planet Algeria

Lonely Planet Algeria


by Lonely Planet Publications

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • >

A practical guide in the popular series. (NAF55, $23.99)

Lonely Planet Libya

Lonely Planet Libya


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

This practical guide in the popular series features essential information for getting around, as well as plenty of details on sightseeing and several maps. (NAF18, $25.99)

Lonely Planet Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook


by Lonely Planet

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

This handy phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary. (MRC15, $8.99)

Lonely Planet Morocco

Lonely Planet Morocco


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 540 PAGES

A practical guide to Morocco in the hallmark Lonely Planet style. (MRC19, $25.99)

Lonely Planet Tunisia

Lonely Planet Tunisia


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 344 PAGES

A compact guide to the country with excellent maps and a brief overview of history and culture. In the Lonely Planet style it features good information on where to go, stay and eat. (TUN12, $22.99)

Lords of the Atlas

Lords of the Atlas


by Gavin Maxwell

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 316 PAGES
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

A classic account of the tribal warlords of the Atlas Mountains -- and of life in French colonial Morocco. A rousing tale and excellent introduction to Marrakech. (MRC35, $34.95)

The Lost Oasis, The Desert War and the Hunt for Zerzura

The Lost Oasis, The Desert War and the Hunt for Zerzura


by Saul Kelly

  • HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 392 PAGES

A well-researched, detailed account of exploration of the Libyan desert in the 1920s and 1930s -- and the subsequent Long Range Desert Group. (NAF21, $16.95)

Marrakesh, Through Writers' Eyes

Marrakesh, Through Writers' Eyes


by Barnaby Rogerson | Stephen Lavington

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 306 PAGES

A choice collection of travel writing on the Red City by 40 luminaries, including George Orwell, Winston Churchill, Gavin Maxwell and Peter Mayne. (MRC72, $34.95)

Mecca, The Sacred City

Mecca, The Sacred City


by Ziauddin Sardar

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 448 PAGES
  • COMING IN OCTOBER

Ziauddin Sardar revered Mecca as a child and kept the city as a moral and geographical compass point throughout his life. His book is a fascinating mixture of history, research and reportage drawn together by stories of his own travels to the pilgrimage site that draws some three million Muslims each year. (ARB156, $30.00)

Meeting the Fox: The Allied Invasion of Africa, from Operation Torch to Kasserine Pass to Victory in Tunisia

Meeting the Fox: The Allied Invasion of Africa, from Operation Torch to Kasserine Pass to Victory in Tunisia


by Kelly Orr

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • HARD COVER
  • 400 PAGES

A detailed account of the desert war in North Africa, culminating with a long section on victory in Tunisia (NAF39, $36.95)

The Middle Sea

The Middle Sea


by John Julius Norwich

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 720 PAGES

A marvelous writer who has already written on Byzantium, Venice and the Sahara, Norwich spins his magic in this story of culture, trade and politics, royalty and rulers, wars and religion in the Mediterranean. (MED98, $21.00)

Modern Algeria, The Origins and Development of a Nation

Modern Algeria, The Origins and Development of a Nation


by John Ruedy

  • HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 325 PAGES

An introductory history of Algeria, useful for students and general readers. (NAF58, $26.00)

Mogreb-El-Acksa, A Journey in Morocco

Mogreb-El-Acksa, A Journey in Morocco


by R B Cunninghame Graham

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 358 PAGES

Among the pleasures of this classic account of Cunninghame's trek to the forbidden city of Tarudant, originally published in 1898, is his portrait of Berber life in Morocco's High Atlas. (MRC11, $19.95)

Moroccan Interiors

Moroccan Interiors


by Lisa Lovatt-Smith

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2005
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A splendid collection of color photographs, organized geographically, with accompanying essays (MRC52, $19.99)

Morocco Adventure Map

Morocco Adventure Map


by National Geographic Maps

  • 2011
  • MAP

This durable, double-sided map shows the most popular destinations at a scale of 1:1,000,000 with southern Morocco and the Western Sahara on the reverse (1:2,750,000). (MRC23, $11.95)

Morocco Map

Morocco Map


by Michelin Travel Publications

  • 2012
  • MAP

An excellent road map in the Michelin style, featuring city and town plans and a full place name index. (MRC13, $12.95)

Morocco Map

Morocco Map


by Michelin Travel Publications

  • 2012
  • MAP

An excellent road map in the Michelin style, featuring city and town plans and a full place name index. (MRC13, $12.95)

The Muqaddimah


by Ibn Khaldun | Frank Rosenthal

  • RELIGION
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 512 PAGES

An abridged version of the classic account of Islamic society written by the great 14th-century Arab scholar who lived in the Maghreb. (MDE36, $29.95)

My Mercedes is Not for Sale

My Mercedes is Not for Sale


by Jeroen Van Bergeijk

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 210 PAGES

The Dutch journalist pilots his Mercedes from Amsterdam across the Sahara to Nouadhibou and Nouakchott in this rollicking chronicle. (NAF66, $12.95)

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women


by Geraldine Brooks

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A highly readable overview of the role of women in Islamic society, drawn from the author's many interviews with women throughout the Arab World. (ARB06, $15.00)

No god but God

No god but God


by Reza Aslan

  • RELIGION
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 310 PAGES

A scholar of religion and commentator, Aslan looks back to Muhammad in Mecca and the original vision of Islam in this engaging report on the meaning and message of Islam in the 21st century, fully revised for this second edition. (ISL50, $17.00)

Northern Libya Map


by Cartographia

  • 2001
  • MAP

A traveler's road map of the Mediterranean coast of Libya, including Tripoli, Misratah and Benghazi, at a scale of 1:2,000,000. (NAF20, $12.00)

Orientalism


by Edward W. Said

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

An influential account of Western attitudes and Muslim stereotypes by the great Middle East scholar. First published in 1978. (ISL07, $16.95)

The Path to Victory, The Mediterranean Theater in World War II

The Path to Victory, The Mediterranean Theater in World War II


by Douglas Porch

  • HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 816 PAGES

The dramatic tale of vital Allied operations in the Mediterranean, masterfully told by military historian Douglas Porch (Conquest of the Sahara, Conquest of Morcco). (MED87, $45.00)

The Peopling of Africa, A Geographic Interpretation


by James L. Newman

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 252 PAGES

An anthropological study of Africa, which considers, among other factors, genetics, religion, language and technology. (AFR140, $26.00)

The Perfumed Garden of the Cheikh Nefzaoui, A Manual of Arabian Erotology

The Perfumed Garden of the Cheikh Nefzaoui, A Manual of Arabian Erotology


by Umar Ibn Muhammad Nafzawi | Richard Francis Burton

  • LITERATURE
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

A handbook to sex for married men of medieval Tunisia, this beautiful "pillow book" edition features 60 full-color illustrations. Written in the late 15th-century, it's one of the first works of erotic literature. (TUN17, $19.95)

Perpetua's Passion


by Joyce E. Salisbury

  • RELIGION
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

This scholarly study of an early Christian martyr in third-century Carthage provides great insight into the social and religious forces that aided the burgeoning of Christianity in this outpost of the Roman empire. (TUN09, $44.95)

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Arabic (Eastern)

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Arabic (Eastern)


by Pimsleur Language Method

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2005
  • AUDIO CD

An audio CD with eight 30-minute lessons in basic Eastern Arabic, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations. (ARB69, $19.95)

The Plague

The Plague


by Albert Camus

  • LITERATURE
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 308 PAGES

Chaos prevails when the bubonic plague strikes the Algerian coastal city of Oran. (NAF64, $14.95)

The Quest

The Quest


by Wilbur A. Smith

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 504 PAGES

The gripping sequel to Warlock (EGY206), set in ancient Egypt, is a tale of adventure and magic. When the Nile dries up, the wise magus Taita must journey towards its source--in the unexplored depths of Africa. (EGY211, $9.99)

The Remarkable Baobab

The Remarkable Baobab


by Thomas Pakenham

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 144 PAGES

A celebration of the tremendous, twisted baobabs of Africa, Madagascar and Australia in 60 large-format color photographs. (NAT71, $19.95)

The Rise of Christianity


by Rodney Stark

  • RELIGION
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

The subtitle to this book says it all: "How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries." (MED64, $14.99)

The Rising Tide, A Novel of the Second World War

The Rising Tide, A Novel of the Second World War


by Jeff Shaara

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 672 PAGES

From the author of Gods and Generals comes this piece of historical fiction set during World War II in the Pacific, North Africa and throughout Europe, whose main characters are Hitler, Mussolini, Eisenhower and Churchill. (EUR235, $27.95)

The River War, An Historical of The Reconquest of the Sudan

The River War, An Historical of The Reconquest of the Sudan


by Winston S. Churchill | Mary Soames | James W. Muller

  • HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 381 PAGES

The classic account of the history of the Sudan and its reconquest by Lord Kitchener and an Anglo-Egyptian Army in the 1890s. Churchill served as a lieutenant during the war. (AFR147, $14.95)

Roman Imperial Architecture


by John Bryan Ward-Perkins

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 532 PAGES

This comprehensive handbook in the Pelican History of Art series covers the architecture of Romans and the provinces in detail. (ITL525, $40.00)

Roman Warfare


by Adrian Goldsworthy

  • HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A lively history in the Smithsonian series on the history of warfare. With a chapter on the wars with Carthage and the Hellenistic kingdoms. (ITL681, $17.99)

The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars


by Douglas Hamilton Johnson

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 234 PAGES

Johnson looks at the present conflict in Sudan in this scholarly study, taking into account racial and religious factors in the precolonial era, influence of Islam, nationalism and the influence of the West. (AFR170, $25.95)

Rough Guide Mediterranean Cafe Music


by Various Artists

  • MUSIC
  • 2004
  • AUDIO CD

A carefully chosen sampling of the diverse sounds of the cafe culture along the Mediterranean coasts, including music of Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria and Egypt. (MED100, $14.98)

Rough Guide Morocco

Rough Guide Morocco


by Rough Guide

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 596 PAGES

A practical, comprehensive guide aimed at the independent traveler, with detailed background on Morocco's culture and history and helpful information for getting around the country. Includes 79 sketch maps. (MRC51, $25.99)

Rough Guide Tunisia

Rough Guide Tunisia


by Peter Morris | Daniel Jacobs

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 528 PAGES

A compact, authoritative guide to Tunisia, its history, culture and attractions with good local maps. Includes detailed recommendations for excursions throughout the country. (TUN18, $21.99)

Salammbo


by Gustave Flaubert | A.J. Krailsheimer

  • LITERATURE
  • 1977
  • PAPER
  • 282 PAGES

A highly fanciful romance set in the ancient city of Carthage at the height of the Punic Wars. (TUN23, $16.00)

The Sand Child

The Sand Child


by Alan Sheridan | Tahar Ben Jelloun

  • LITERATURE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 165 PAGES

The politically charged novel of Mohammed Ahmed, a girl raised as a boy to escape the limited life offered women in Islamic society. (MRC27, $22.95)

A Savage War of Peace, Algeria 1954-1962


by Alistair Horne

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 608 PAGES

An updated edition of the 1977 chronicle of the Algerian insurgency against French colonial rule. (NAF60, $19.95)

Septimius Severus, The African Emperor

Septimius Severus, The African Emperor


by Anthony Birley

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 292 PAGES

An engaging, scholarly biography of the Roman emperor born in North Africa. The early chapters are a good introduction to Leptis Magna and life in Tripolitania. With maps, drawings and illustrations. (NAF28, $46.95)

The Seventy Great Journeys in History


by Robin Hanbury-Tenison

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 304 PAGES

A celebration of adventurers in human history from Alexander the Great and Attila the Hun to Marco Polo, Columbus, Charles Darwin and Neil Armstrong. With full-color photos, illustrations and maps. (TVL119, $40.00)

South from Barbary, Along the Slave Routes of the Libyan Sahara

South from Barbary, Along the Slave Routes of the Libyan Sahara


by Justin Marozzi

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 354 PAGES

The blistering account of a three-month-long, 1,500-mile journey by camel through the deserts of Libya on the old slave route by an ill-equipped and ornery British journalist and his companion. Marozzi interweaves politics and history with his tale of modern adventure. (NAF23, $14.99)

The Spider's House

The Spider's House


by Paul Bowles

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 406 PAGES

Set in Fez during a 1954 nationalist uprising, this richly descriptive novel may be the most evocative of Bowles' many works based in Morocco. Originally published in 1955. (MRC08, $14.99)

A Street in Marrakech, A Personal View of Urban Women in Morocco

A Street in Marrakech, A Personal View of Urban Women in Morocco


by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1988
  • PAPER
  • 382 PAGES

Fernea's account of her unpredictable journey though the private and public world's of a traditional Muslim city includes marvelous descriptions of daily life in and around the medina in Marrakech. (MRC29, $26.95)

Sudan Map


by ITMB

  • 2008
  • MAP

A full-color map of Sudan at a scale of 1:1:2,500,000. With an inset of Khartoum. (AFR75, $12.95)

Surrender or Starve: Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea

Surrender or Starve: Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea


by Robert D. Kaplan

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

Robert Kaplan, the prolific journalist and author of Balkan Ghosts, traveled through Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea for this illuminating travelogue examining the culture, religion and politics of the region. (AFR155, $15.95)

Three Novels of Ancient Egypt Khufu's Wisdom, Rhadopis of Nubia, Thebes at War

Three Novels of Ancient Egypt Khufu's Wisdom, Rhadopis of Nubia, Thebes at War


by Naguib Mahfouz

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 648 PAGES

A collection of three novels by Nobel laureate Mahfouz (Cairo Triology) set against the backdrop of ancient Egypt. (EGY198, $26.95)

Trekking in the Moroccan Atlas

Trekking in the Moroccan Atlas


by Richard Knight

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A compact, practical guide to the High Atlas region in central Morocco, including route guides, maps and a section on flora and fauna. (MRC33, $22.95)

Tribal Rugs

Tribal Rugs


by Jenny Housego

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 180 PAGES

This beautifully illustrated book deals with the construction and tradition of tribal rugs. (GEN101, $19.95)

Tuhami, Portrait of a Moroccan


by Vincent Crapanzano

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1985
  • PAPER
  • 205 PAGES

The life story of a man possessed by spirits as told to an inquiring anthropologist. (MRC16, $19.00)

Tunisia Map

Tunisia Map


by Freytag & Berndt

  • MAP

A colorful shaded relief map of Tunisia at a scale of 1:750,000. (TUN10, $7.95)

The War with Hannibal

The War with Hannibal


by Titus Livy

  • HISTORY
  • 1965
  • PAPER
  • 711 PAGES

From a decidedly Roman perspective, the original Roman history of the war with Carthage, translated from Latin. (TUN05, $18.00)

Water, The Fate of our Most Precious Resource


by Marq de Villiers

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

An examination of the world's water supply and the global impact of its mismanagement. (NAT57, $16.00)

Women of Algiers in Their Apartment

Women of Algiers in Their Apartment


by Assia Djebar | Marjolijn De Jager

  • LITERATURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

This lyrical collection of short stories by an Algerian Francophone woman peers into the mysterious space of the "harem" and illustrates the lives of Muslim women. (NAF08, $19.50)

A Year in Marrakesh

A Year in Marrakesh


by Peter Mayne

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 190 PAGES

This brilliantly entertaining, insightful classic account of Marrakesh captures the rhythm and spirit of life in the alleyways of the Medina in the 1950s. (MRC55, $32.95)

 

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