One of Africas largest countries Mauritania is also one of its least known. Its inhospitable terrain and complex ethnic and linguistic composition have combined to discourage even the professional Africanist or Arabist. This is the first general survey in English which examines the geography, history, society, politics, and economy-past and present of this land where, as the author notes, the Sahara ends and life, however elemental, begins.

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h/b in fairly good d/w,top and bot edges chipped with one small tear, boards clean, size 9×6 pp243inc index, bibliography and glossary, hinges strong binding firm, textblock clean and bright throughout, one page map. No foxing or staining, a nice clean copy, almost very good.


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