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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Sijilmassa: the rise and fall of a walled oasis in medieval Morocco

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LIGHTFOOT D.R. (1) ; MILLER J.A. ;
(1) Oklahoma State Univerity, Oklahoma City, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

This city was the North African head of the gold trade across the Sahara in medieval times. Geography's role is solving regional problems originating in history and archaeology. Local water resources, agricultural production and social organization are key to the development of the city. It emerges as a Saharan entrepôt founded in Islamic heresy and the oasis is walled to protect against bedouin incursions. Its demise is the result of discordant social forces contending for the region

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 86, no1 [pp. 78-101]

Bibliographic references : 25 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5096

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