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Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 12:47:41 -0400
Sender: H-NET List on Islamic Lands of the Medieval Period <H-MIDEAST-MEDIEVAL@H-NET.MSU.EDU>
From: Editor H-MidEast-Medieval James E. Lindsay <jlindsay@mail.h-net.msu.edu>
Subject: North Africa, middle ages To: H-MIDEAST-MEDIEVAL@H-NET.MSU.EDU

Books on medieval North African culture

A dialog on the H-Mideast-medieval list, June 1998

Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 14:16:56 -0400
From: Jeremiah Genest <wgenest@tiac.net>

I am hoping that someone will be able to recommend good books on the culture of Islamic North Africa between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. English is preferred.

Thank you.

Jeremiah Genest

Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 10:07:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: Paul Buell <pbuell@cc.wwu.edu>

Regarding bibliography on north Africa in the indicated period: I assume you are familiar with Mikel de Epalza, M.a Jesus Paternina, Antonio Couto, Moros y Moriscos en el Levante Peninsular, Alciante: Instituto de Estudios Alcantinus (Publicaciones del Instituto de Estudios Alcantinus, Serie I, Numero 86), 1983. Much in the bibliography relates to north Africa in the period desired. Paul D. Buell

Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 22:04:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: S.M. Ghazanfar <ghazi@uidaho.edu>

The following might be of interest:

Ivan Van Sertima (editor), Golden Age of the Moor; Transaction Publishers, 1993 (collection of papers; Journal of African Civilizations, Vol.11, Fall 1991). Several others available--Moorish Spain, etc.

Dr S M Ghazanfar, Professor & Chair
Department of Economics
University of Idaho, Moscow ID 83844-3240
Tel: (208) 885 7144 Fax: (208) 885-6296

Date: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 14:04:10 -0400

My impulse was to reply to your request, but it was so open-ended, it became difficult. Anyway, here are some titles culled more or less at ramdom.

Haines Brown

There’s so much! But here are selections:

Abun-Nasr, Jamil M.
A History of the Maghrib in the Islamic Period
New York
0-521-33767-4pa $24.95
3rd ed. 1st ed. Cambridge UP, 1971; 2nd ed. 1975. Pp.455
$59.50/24.95 ’87. Books in Demand repr. of 2nd ed. paper
$108.00 (ISBN) 0-317-26070-7.

Barbour, Nelvill
A Survey of North West Africa
New York

Berque, Jacques
Qu’est-ce qu’une tribu nord-africaine?
L’Eventail de l’histoire vivante. Hommage Lucien Febvre

Berque, Jacques
Structures sociales du Haut Atlas

Brett, Michael
Ifriqiya as a Market for Saharan Trade from the Tenth to the Twelfth Century A. D.
Journal of African History
1969 10 347-364

Brett, Michael
Problems in the Interpretation of the History of the Maghrib in the Light of Some Recent Publications
Journal of African History
1972 13 489-

Brignon, Jean, et al
Histoire de Maroc
Hatier 1967

Brunschvig, Rober
t La rie orientale sous les Hafsides des origines la fin du XVe siecle
Paris 1940-47
2 vols

Canard, M.
Les relations entre les Merinides et les Mamelouks au XIVe cle
Annales de l’Institut d’tudes Orientales
1939 5 41-81

Cresti, Federico
Quelques observations et ses sur la population et la structure periode turque (XVIe—XVIIIe cles)
Cah. Tunisie
1986 34 3-4 151-164

Daoulatli, A.
Tunis sous les Hafsides
Tunis 1976

Dufourcq, Charles-Emmanuele et
Maghrib du XIIIe au XVIe cle
Revue d’histoire et du Civilisation du Maghreb
1967 3 75-87lixe de l’Afrique du Nord. Les cles obscurs
Paris Payot 1937

Hess, Robert L.
The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela: A Twelfth-Century Description of North-East Africa
Journal of African History 1965 6 15-24

Hoffman, Bernard G.
Structure of Traditional Moroccan Rural Society
Mouton 1967
0-686-22465-5 $38.70

Julien, Charles A.
A History of North Africa: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, from the Arab Conquest to 1830
New York Praeger 1970

King, D.
A Medieval Arabic Report on Algeria before Al-Khwarizmi
1988 1 29-32

Lacoste, Y.
The General Characteristics and Fundamental Structures of Medieval North African Society
Economy and Society
1974 3 1-17

Laroui, Abdallah
The History of the Maghrib: An Interpretive Essay
Princeton Princeton 1977
0-691-03109-6 $65.00

Latham, Derek
Towns and Cities of Barbary—the Andalusian Influence
Islamic Quarterly
1972 16 189-204

Lawless Richard I., Blake, Gerald H.
Tlemcen: Continuity and Change in an Algerian Islamic Town
London 1976

Ling, Dwight L.
Morocco and Tunisia: A Comparative History
Lantham MD University Presses of America 1979

Redman, Charles L.
Comparative Urbanism in the Islamic Far West
World Archaeology 1983 14 355-377

Redman, Charles L.
Qsar es-Seghir: An Archaeological View of Medieval Life
Orlando Academic 1985
0-12-584631-2 $24.95pa

Rosenberger, B.
Medievale marocaine
1987 26 29-43

Saad, Elias N.
Social History of Timbuktu: The Role of Muslim Scholars and Notables 1400- 1900
New York Cambridge 1983
0-521-24603-2 $54.50

Stambouli, F., Zghal, A
. Urban Life in Pre-Colonial North Africa
British Journal of Sociology 1976 27 1-20

Terrasse, Henri
Histoire du Maroc
Casablanca 1949-50
2 vols

Valensi, Lucette
On the Eve of Colonialism: North Africa before the French Conquest
New York Africana 1977