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

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2.8.6. Trans-Saharan trade
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A. Issue and arguments

[German source]

The question of whether trade was conducted across the  Sahara before the Islamic period has been variously answered in the affirmative [2]; [8] and the negative [111–17]; [3]. Verdicts are generally based on less than substantial evidence. Findings in recent years, however, increasingly support the view that significant contacts and trade relations between the Mediterranean coast and Lake Chad and the Niger basin existed across the Sahara at an early date [13]. Acco…

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Mattingly, David, “2.8.6. Trans-Saharan trade”, 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 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_008949>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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