Essouk - Tadmekka. An Early Islamic Trans-Saharan Market Town

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November 16, 2017

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Fabrice Melka, « Essouk - Tadmekka. An Early Islamic Trans-Saharan Market Town », Carnet d’Afriques, revue d’histoire, ID : 10.58079/at3d


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Edited by Sam Nixon, University of East Anglia. Essouk-Tadmekka presents the first archaeological exploration of one of the most important market towns on the trans-Saharan camel-caravan routes in the early Islamic period, supplying West African gold, slaves, and ivory to the Mediterranean world. Excavation of Essouk-Tadmekka’s ruins – in Saharan West Africa – has enabled Sam Nixon and a team of scholars to better understand this town described by early Arabic geographers, therein providi...

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