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Title:Libya: some aspects of the mediaeval period, first-ninth century H/seventh-fifteenth century AD
Author:Brett, M.ISNI
Year:1989
Periodical:Libyan Studies
Volume:20
Pages:209-214
Language:English
Geographic term:Libya
Subjects:history
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Abstract:Two problems beset the study of Libyan history, certainly before the sixteenth century: firstly the definition of Libya as a subject, secondly the lack of information. Instead of a positive entity of which the modern political limits are only the most recent expression, it is all too easy to see a hollow space between wealthier and more powerful neighbours north, south, east and west. How to fill that space conceptually and evidentially is the problem explicit or implicit in all the literature over the years since 1969. The present essay indicates the major lines of thought and investigation. Bibliogr.
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