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The Golden Trade of the Moors by E.W. Bovill
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Jan 08, 09

bookshelves: history-medieval, history-other
Read in December, 2008

Probably one of the best books on the overall history of the Western Sahara.
It is cursory in its dealings with the northern coastal areas; but it is excellent in its coverage of those kingdoms inhabiting the southern areas of the Sahara.
The gold trade from Ghana to Morocco and Libya holds the book together; but there is not any discussion of real economics. The focus is a basic history of the Saharan peoples and how they interacted with their environment and each other.
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