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The Golden Trade of the Moors

“There seemed to me a need for a book showing how the Sahara enriched the Carthaginian and bewildered the Roman; how in later times the great caravan routes, linking the sophisticated cities of the north with the great markets and modest seats of learning of the south, not only influenced the course of events in Barbary, and even beyond, but sometimes determined it; how, all down the centuries, Berbers and Arabs, Jews and Christians, never ceased to draw on the wealth and industry of...

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“There seemed to me a need for a book showing how the Sahara enriched the Carthaginian and bewildered the Roman; how in later times the great caravan routes, linking the sophisticated cities of the north with the great markets and modest seats of learning of the south, not only influenced the course of events in Barbary, and even beyond, but sometimes determined it; how, all down the centuries, Berbers and Arabs, Jews and Christians, never ceased to draw on the wealth and industry of the Sudanese. This book seeks to satisfy that need.