Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.8.1. Overview: North Africa and the Canary Islands
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A. Geography, cultures

[German source]

North Africa, the strip to the north of the  Sahara sand desert, had zones along the coast with a Mediterranean climate, steppe-like semi-deserts and full-fledged sand deserts where agriculture and livestock breeding were barely, if at all, possible [227]. Whereas typical southern Mediterranean conditions prevailed in  Cyrenaica (in the east of modern Libya) and  Tripolitana …

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Helas, Sophie, “2.8.1. Overview: North Africa and the Canary Islands”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 23 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_008799>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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