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Nafūsa
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, D̲j̲abal . a limestone escarpment running from the Libyan Mediterranean coast slightly to the west of the Tripolitanian town of al-K̲h̲ums in a west-south-western direction to Nalut ( Kharīṭa al-D̲j̲amāhiriyya al-ʿArabiyya al-Lībiyya al-S̲h̲aʿbiyya al-Is̲h̲tirākiyya , Beirut, n.d.). Thereafter the highlands break up as a set of lower tablelands lying on an axis oriented to the north-west, eventually merging into the Monts des Ksour. The D̲j̲abal is an important and complex geological feature of North Africa. The north-facing s…

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McLachlan, K.S., “Nafūsa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5744>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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