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Roman Provinces: The Levant and North Africa

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Essential Reading Package-EXNAF78

Item EXNAF78. Buy these 4 items as a set for $76 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

A Traveller's History of North Africa

NAF01
Barnaby Rogerson
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
408
1566563518
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome

ITL29
Christopher Scarre
Penguin Putnam
1995
144
0140513299
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vivid overview of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and its expansion throughout North Africa and the Mediterranean, illustrated with ingenious color maps on many topics (political borders, trade, defense, religion) and 80 color photographs.
$20.00

The Ancient Mediterranean

MED10
Michael Grant
Plume
1990
374
0452010373
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$20.00

Bradt Guide North Africa

NAF68
Ethel Davis
Bradt Publications
2009
336
1841622877
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical, informative guide brings to life the ancient Roman heritage of modern-day Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya.
$25.99

Africa North and West Map

AFR34
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2011
1
2067128329
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A fine regional map covering Senegal, The Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania and their neighbors as well as all the Mediterranean-bordering countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya) at a scale of 1:4,000,000.
$12.95

Empires in World History, Power and the Politics of Difference

WAR150
Jane Burbank, Frederick Cooper
Princeton University Press
2011
400
0691127085
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beginning with ancient Rome and China and continuing across Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa, Burbank and Cooper examine the rise and fall of diverse empires.
$29.95

Islam, A Short History

ISL15
Karen Armstrong
Modern Library
2002
230
081296618X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Armstrong brings authority and experience to this vivid, clear-headed survey of the history and impact of Islam, from the birth of Mohammad to present-day challenges.
$17.00

North Africa, A History from Antiquity to the Present

NAF67
Phillip C. Naylor
University of Texas Press
2015
384
0292761902
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Rome in Africa

NAF04
Susan Raven
Routledge
1993
254
0415081505
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$53.95

The Greeks Overseas, The Early Colonies and Trade

GRE150
John Boardman
Thames & Hudson
2011
304
0500281092
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An authoritative, illustrated survey of Greek civilization throughout the Mediterranean, revised and updated for this fourth edition.
$25.95

The North African Stones Speak

NAF51
Paul Lachlan MacKendrick
University of North Carolina Press
2000
246
0807849421
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MacKendrick's lively history explores the life and culture of the North African provinces of Rome as revealed by its archaeology. With 60 pages on settlements and cities in ancient Cyrenaica and Tripolitania, including site plans and black-and-white photographs of Shahat, Apollonia, Leptis Magna and Fezzan.
$60.00

Tunisian Mosaics, Treasures from Roman Africa

TUN27
Aicha Ben Abed Ben Khader
Getty Trust Publications
2006
140
0892368578
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

A Cure for Serpents

NAF49
Alberto di Pirajno
Sickle Moon
2006
272
0907871445
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The Duke of Pirajno, who served as Italian ambassador in North Africa in the 1920s and 1930s, writes with candor and grace about everyday life and culture in the region, including the chieftains and courtesans, Berber princes and Tuareg entertainers.
$33.95

Augustine of Hippo, A Biography

ITL799
Peter Robert Lamont Brown
University of California Press
2013
568
0520227573
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Empress Zenobia, Palmyra's Rebel Queen

SYR19
Pat Southern
Continuum Publishing Group
2009
216
1847250343
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The subject of fantasy and fiction, Pat Southern's lively portrait of Empress Zenobia, the celebrated 3rd-century Queen of Palmyra (present-day Syria) hews carefully to what is known of her life and times.
$40.00

Hannibal

TUN06
Serge Lancel
Blackwell Publishers
1999
256
0631218483
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A biography of Hannibal by the well-regarded French historian Serge Lancel.
$54.95

Pagan Holiday, On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists

MED72
Tony Perrottet
Random House
2003
320
0375756396
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Our modern travelers, Tony nad his pregnant wife, armed with a backpack, sense of humor, guide to Greece (written for the Romans by Pausanias in the 2nd century), and an ancient Roman map transcribed onto a 20-foot-roll. Perrottet's travelogue mixes up his modern adventures with ancient accounts and history.
$16.00

Leo Africanus

MED55
Amin Maalouf
Rowman & Littlefield
1998
368
1561310220
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fictional memoir of the first 40 years in the life of Leo Africanus, a Muslim whose travels led him throughout the Mediterranean and North Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries.
$16.95

Pirates of the Levant

SPN450
Arturo Perez-Reverte
Penguin Putnam
2011
304
0452297303
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In the sixth installment of Perez-Reverte's swashbuckling series, Captain Alatriste and his protege Inigo set sail for the most remote and wretched outposts of the Empire: Morocco, Algeria and Malta -- a dramatic voyage that leads to a bloody battle on the high seas.
$17.00

For Kids

52 Days by Camel, My Sahara Adventure

NAF11
Debora Pearson, Lawrie Raskin
Firefly Books
2008
88
1554511364
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A Saharan travelogue, illustrated with color photos, for children ages 8 to 12.
$14.95

Crab With the Golden Claws

NAF65
Herge
Little Brown and Company
2012
96
0316198765
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
In this ninth book in the series, set in the Moroccan Sahara and aboard a ship, Herge has his intrepid young reporter Tintin, faithful Snowy, Captain Haddock and others tangle with kidnappers, smugglers and pirates.
$8.99

North Africa, Peoples and Cultures of Africa

NAF77
Peter ( Mitchell (Editor)
Chelsea House Publishers
2006
112
0816062617
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This geographically organized introduction to the African continent includes coverage of ethnic groups, performing arts, literature, religion, social life and customs. Each volume in this set, geared toward young adults, includes color photographs and illustrations.
$54.25

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Islam, The Straight Path

MDE22
John L. Esposito
Oxford University Press
2010
304
0195396006
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A well-written survey of the faith, practice and beliefs of Islam. Its balanced tone and content are intended for an undergraduate audience, yet it also functions as an excellent overview for the general reader.
$59.95

The War with Hannibal

TUN05
Titus Livy
Penguin
1965
711
014044145X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
From a decidedly Roman perspective, the original Roman history of the war with Carthage, translated from Latin.
$18.00

Perpetua's Passion

TUN09
Joyce E. Salisbury
Routledge
1997
256
0415918375
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
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.
$44.95

Roman Imperial Architecture

ITL525
John Bryan Ward-Perkins
Yale University Press
1992
532
0300052928
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive handbook in the Pelican History of Art series covers the architecture of Romans and the provinces in detail.
$45.00

Roman Warfare

ITL681
Adrian Goldsworthy
HarperCollins
2005
240
0060838523
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively history in the Smithsonian series on the history of warfare. With a chapter on the wars with Carthage and the Hellenistic kingdoms.
$17.99

Confessions

ITL800
Saint, Bishop of Hippo Augustine
Oxford University Press
2009
352
0199537828
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
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.
$7.95

Trans-Saharan Africa in World History

NAF72
Ralph A. Austen
Oxford University Press
2010
176
0195337883
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Austen traces the growth, impact and legacy of the 1,000 years of camel caravan traffic in North Africa that brought gold, slaves and other commodities northward and sent both manufactured goods and Mediterranean culture southward into the Sudan.
$20.95

Pocket Photo Guide to the Mammals of North Africa and the Middle East

NAF97
Tilde Stuart, Chris Stuart
Bloomsbury USA
2017
128
1472932390
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With clear color photographs and brief, authoritative descriptions Bloomsbury's field guide to North Africa and the Middle East depicts 120 of the region's most common species with clear color photographs and brief descriptions. The book easily slips in a pocket or daypack.
$16.00

Worth Looking For

Southern Frontiers, A Journey Across the Roman Empire

MED172
Don McCullin
Trafalgar Square
2010
272
0224087088
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
Roman sites, both world famous and obscure, from Syria and Lebanon across North Africa to Morocco, Algeria and Libya are presented in gorgeous black-and-white splendor in this collection of oversized photographs by the celebrated Don McCullin. Historian Barnaby Rogerson supplies the accompanying text.
$69.95