Welcome!

Enrich Your Travels with Longitude

We've got the classic, new and hard-to-find books and maps to help you get the most out of your adventures.

SIGN UP FOR

Longitude News

Get our monthly e-mail update

GET A

Catalog

Tunisia

READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

  • E-MAIL
  • PRINT

Order an essential package, and we'll ship any additional items for free. We offer a mix of guidebooks, maps, field guides, novels and books on art, architecture, history, nature and culture.

Essential Reading

Item EXTUN09. Buy these 4 items as a set for $64 including shipping, 15% off the retail price.
With free shipping on anything else you order.

ADD SET
TO BOOKBAG

A Traveller's History of North Africa

A Traveller's History of North Africa

by Barnaby Rogerson

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 408 PAGES

Wide-ranging, accessible and effectively condensed, this brief history marches confidently through the centuries, covering key events and personalities in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria to 1999. (NAF01, $15.95)

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)

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)

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)

 
Bradt Guide North Africa

Bradt Guide North Africa


by Ethel Davis

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

This practical, informative guide brings to life the ancient Roman heritage of modern-day Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. (NAF68, $25.99)

Culture Smart! Tunisia

Culture Smart! Tunisia


by Gerald Zarr

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER

A concise guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice. (TUN30, $9.95)

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)

A History of Modern Tunisia

A History of Modern Tunisia


by Kenneth Perkins

  • HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 270 PAGES

Perkins explores the history of Tunisia from the mid-1800s to the present, with an examination of French colonial rule from 1881 to 1956, when the Tunisians achieved independence, and the subsequent process of state-building. (TUN25, $33.99)

North Africa, A History from Antiquity to the Present

North Africa, A History from Antiquity to the Present


by Phillip C. Naylor

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 376 PAGES

A detailed, scholarly history of Northern Africa and its role as a crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa, from the Paleolithic period and early Egyptian cultures through the rise of Islam and the growth of the Ottoman Empire to modern postcolonial history. (NAF67, $30.00)

Rome in Africa

Rome in Africa


by Susan Raven

  • HISTORY
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 254 PAGES

Long the standard history of Roman influence in Northern Africa, this book is scholarly and comprehensive. It is a wonderfully written, illustrated introduction to the geographic setting, the rise of Carthage, historical personalities, individual trading centers and archaeological sites. (NAF04, $53.95)

The Ancient Mediterranean

The Ancient Mediterranean


by Michael Grant

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 374 PAGES

Grant, a well-known classical scholar, provides this comprehensive history of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, including Egypt, Israel, Crete, Greece, the Roman states and many others. A very well-researched account of Western history's roots. (MED10, $20.00)

The Berbers

The Berbers


by Michael Brett | Elizabeth Fentress

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

A comprehensive overview of the indigenous people of North Africa from antiquity through the Roman and Islamic periods to modern times. It surveys the history, literature and culture of the Berbers, exploring the identity they have forged in the region. (NAF02, $54.95)

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)

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)

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)

Tunisian Mosaics, Treasures from Roman Africa

Tunisian Mosaics, Treasures from Roman Africa


by Aicha Ben Abed Ben Khader

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 140 PAGES

Accompanied by 134 glorious color illustrations, this book includes a history of Roman Africa and the rise of Mediterranean mosaics, an overview of mosaic sites and museums and a chapter on preservation methods. (TUN27, $29.95)

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)

Sahara Unveiled

Sahara Unveiled


by William Langewiesche

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 302 PAGES

Traveling across the Sahara from Algiers to Dakar, Langeweische has written an uncommonly good memoir of the desert, with meditations on its history, inhabitants and allure. (NAF05, $16.00)

Wind, Sand and Stars

Wind, Sand and Stars


by Antoine de Saint Exupery

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1967
  • PAPER
  • 229 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

St. Exupery's luminous account of flying early postal routes over South America, Europe and the deserts of North Africa in the 1930s includes the classic tale of his crash in the Libyan desert. (DES11, $13.95)

Carthage


by Ross Leckie

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

The final chapter in Leckie's Punic War Trilogy, a riveting tale of the rivalry between Hannibal and Scipio's sons, the great war between Carthage and Rome and the fall of the Carthagenian empire. (TUN21, $12.95)

Pride of Carthage, A Novel of Hannibal

Pride of Carthage, A Novel of Hannibal


by David Anthony Durham

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

A richly imagined epic saga based on the events of the Second Punic War. Although a work of fiction, the book does a good job evoking the history and personalities of the era. (TUN24, $16.95)

Scipio


by Ross Leckie

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 245 PAGES

In this stunning sequel to Hannibal, Scipio Africanus systematically destroys the hard-won empires of Hannibal and Alexander the Great. (TUN32, $16.95)

More Recommendations

Here are some other groups of books that might be of interest

Longitude provides recommended reading for travelers in partnership with the leading tour operators and travel programs for hundreds of destinations worldwide. We've got the classic, new and hard-to-find books and maps to help you get the most out of your adventures.