Resurrecting the Granary of Rome: Environmental History and French Colonial Expansion in North Africa / Edition 2

Resurrecting the Granary of Rome: Environmental History and French Colonial Expansion in North Africa / Edition 2

by Diana K. Davis
     
 

Tales of deforestation and desertification in North Africa have been told from the Roman period to the present. Such stories of environmental decline in the Maghreb are still recounted by experts and are widely accepted without question today.  Recent research in arid lands ecology and new paleoecological evidence, however, do not support many claims of

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Tales of deforestation and desertification in North Africa have been told from the Roman period to the present. Such stories of environmental decline in the Maghreb are still recounted by experts and are widely accepted without question today.  Recent research in arid lands ecology and new paleoecological evidence, however, do not support many claims of deforestation, overgrazing, and desertification in this region. Diana K. Davis’s pioneering analysis reveals the critical influence of French scientists and administrators who established much of the purported scientific basis of these stories during the colonial period in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia, illustrating the key role of environmental narratives in imperial expansion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821417522
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Ecology & History
Edition description:
1
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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