|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
Oxford University Press, 1959. FIRST EDITION. Very good condition, former owners name, minor foxing, wear some spotting. A Survey of Northwest Africa (The Maghrib) edited by Nevill Barbour. For three centuries before the French conquest of Algiers in 1830, the Barbary coast was known to Europe mainly as the haunt of privateers who menaced Christian shipping. Today the Maghrib, as its inhabitants call it, is developing with the same rapidity as the rest of the Arab world of which, as its name indicates, is the western portion. This book discusses many questions such as how are the Muslim masses, at present undernourished, underemployed and virtually without education, to be given food and work and knowledge. 406 pages with maps.