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Tunisia

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Item EXTUN17. Buy these 4 items as a set for $73 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
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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

Islamic Art and Architecture

CAS17
Robert Hillenbrand
Thames & Hudson
1999
288
0500203059
PAPER
Art & Architecture
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0
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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.
$29.95

Eyewitness Guide Tunisia

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Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2011
352
0756670683
PAPER
Guidebook
7/18/2011
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0
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Featuring color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
$25.00

Tunisia Map

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Freytag & Berndt
Nelles Maps
2011
2
3886189678
MAP
Reference
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A colorful shaded relief map of Tunisia at a scale of 1:750,000.
$7.95

Bradt Guide North Africa

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

Culture Smart! Tunisia

TUN30
Gerald Zarr
Kuperard
2009
1857334779
PAPER
Guidebook
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0
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A concise guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

A History of Modern Tunisia

TUN25
Kenneth Perkins
Cambridge University Press
2014
328
1107654734
PAPER
History
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0
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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.
$34.99

North Africa, A History from Antiquity to the Present

NAF67
Phillip C. Naylor
University of Texas Press
2015
384
0292761902
PAPER
History
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0
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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
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0
0
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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 Ancient Mediterranean

MED10
Michael Grant
Plume
1990
374
0452010373
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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0
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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

The Berbers

NAF02
Michael Brett, Elizabeth Fentress
Blackwell Publishers
1997
320
0631207678
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
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A scholarly examination 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.
$60.95

The War with Hannibal

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

Formation of Islamic Art

ARB28
Oleg Grabar
Yale University Press
1987
232
0300040466
PAPER
Art & Architecture
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0
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A classic on the art and architecture of the Islamic World by a prominent authority.
$34.00

How to Read Islamic Carpets

ISL112
Walter Denny
Yale University Press
2015
176
030020809X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A handy, instructive guide to judging the quality, origin and level of craftsmanship of Persian rugs, useful for travelers, students, professionals and collectors alike. Fifty-five examples of Islamic carpets are illustrated with new photographs and revealing details.
$25.00

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

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

NAF76
Greg Bak
Trafalgar Square
2010
256
0752451618
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
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0
0
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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.
$22.95

Sahara Unveiled

NAF05
William Langewiesche
Vintage Books
1997
302
0679750061
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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0
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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.
$16.00

Wind, Sand and Stars

DES11
Antoine de Saint Exupery
Harvest Books
1967
229
0156027496
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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1
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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.
$14.99

Carthage

TUN21
Ross Leckie
Grove Press
2010
240
0862419441
PAPER
Literature
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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.
$19.95

Pride of Carthage, A Novel of Hannibal

TUN24
David Anthony Durham
Doubleday
2006
576
0385722494
PAPER
Literature
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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.
$16.95

Scipio

TUN32
Ross Leckie
Canongate
2008
245
1847671004
PAPER
Literature
0
0
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In this stunning sequel to Hannibal, Scipio Africanus systematically destroys the hard-won empires of Hannibal and Alexander the Great.
$19.00

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The New Arabs, How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East

ARB157
Juan Cole
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2015
368
1451690401
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
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Journalist Juan Cole reveals the democratic and liberal leanings of the Arab Spring with a focus on the relationship between millennial activists and technology, adroitly combining primary interviews with personal experience.
$16.00