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

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2.8.5. Garamantes and Fezzan
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A. Introduction

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The Fezzan (Berber; Arabic Fizzān; cf. Latin Phasania and B.) in the Central  Sahara played an important part in the early history of the desert civilizations. This was the heartland of the Garamantes (Greek Garámantes; cf. also Eastern Maghreb 2.8.4.). Ancient authors classified them as barbarian nomads, but archaeological findings have now cast their politics, culture and econ…

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Mattingly, David, “2.8.5. Garamantes and Fezzan”, 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 27 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_008928>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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