"Rogerson shows a mastery of his subject in this clear and literate history of the Maghrib . . . A fascinating account that should appeal not merely to travelers seeking an understanding of the region but also general readers with a taste for history. Recommended . . ".--"Library Journal".
Rogerson, who leads lecture tours through the region, traces the experiences and influences from the Carthaginians of the fifth century BC to the French in the 20th, treating the area bounded by the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the Sahara as a single cultural and geographical. He supports the chronological chapters with a chronology, list of rulers, a gazetteer keyed to text references, historical maps, illustrations, and a short list of further reading. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)