Ruined Cities

Ruined Cities : Within Numidian and Catharginian Territories

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A new impression of Davis' 1862 original. Packed with local detail and always entertaining, Ruined Cities constitutes an important addition to the study of the 'Classic portions of North Africa'and will appeal to all with an interest in that most magical of regions. Though the parts of North Africa in which Nathan Davis was specifically interested had been partly penetrated by the time he came to write 'Ruined Cities' (1862), the accounts that existed were, as he writes in his preface, far from satisfactory. The various explorations made in the eighteenth century and even those made in the first half of the nineteenth century (after the French conquest of a large part of North Africa had resulted in levels of access hitherto unknown) were limited, not by lack of enterprise on the part of those who made them, but by the many dangers and restrictions attendant upon the traveller in that part of the world. Already something of an authority on the ancient city of Carthage located on the Gulf of Tunisia, it is in this context and with this in mind that Nathan Davis takes us on a journey through the eponymous 'ruined cities' of the Carthaginian and Numidian territories.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 391 pages
  • 145 x 227 x 30mm
  • Darf Publishers Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • Facsimile
  • Facsimile edition
  • Ill.M.
  • 1850772363
  • 9781850772361