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In Search of the Phoenicians (Miriam S. Balmuth Lectures in Ancient History and Archaeology)

By Josephine Quinn

Princeton University Press
Hardcover (360 pages)

In Search of the Phoenicians (Miriam S. Balmuth Lectures in Ancient History and Archaeology)
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Who were the ancient Phoenicians, and did they actually exist?

The Phoenicians traveled the Mediterranean long before the Greeks and Romans, trading, establishing settlements, and refining the art of navigation. But who these legendary sailors really were has long remained a mystery. In Search of the Phoenicians makes the startling claim that the “Phoenicians” never actually existed. Taking readers from the ancient world to today, this monumental book argues that the notion of these sailors as a coherent people with a shared identity, history, and culture is a product of modern nationalist ideologies―and a notion very much at odds with the ancient sources.

Josephine Quinn shows how the belief in this historical mirage has blinded us to the compelling identities and communities these people really constructed for themselves in the ancient Mediterranean, based not on ethnicity or nationhood but on cities, family, colonial ties, and religious practices. She traces how the idea of “being Phoenician” first emerged in support of the imperial ambitions of Carthage and then Rome, and only crystallized as a component of modern national identities in contexts as far-flung as Ireland and Lebanon.

In Search of the Phoenicians delves into the ancient literary, epigraphic, numismatic, and artistic evidence for the construction of identities by and for the Phoenicians, ranging from the Levant to the Atlantic, and from the Bronze Age to late antiquity and beyond. A momentous scholarly achievement, this book also explores the prose, poetry, plays, painting, and polemic that have enshrined these fabled seafarers in nationalist histories from sixteenth-century England to twenty-first century Tunisia.

Exit Rommel: The Tunisian Campaign, 1942-43 (Stackpole Military History)

By Bruce Allen Watson

Stackpole Books
Paperback (240 pages)

Exit Rommel: The Tunisian Campaign, 1942-43 (Stackpole Military History)
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  • Story of the defeat of the legendary Desert Fox
  • Analyzes Rommel's generalship
  • Details logistical difficulties and the erosion of weapons quality of the Afrika Korps

    In the sands of North Africa during the early years of World War II, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel burnished his reputation as the "Desert Fox." After a string of successes, Rommel's fortunes began to sour with the battles of El Alamein, where the British under Bernard Montgomery halted Axis expansion in the fall of 1942, followed days later by the American landings in Morocco and Algeria. As the Americans drove the Germans into Tunisia from the west and the British from the east, Rommel routed U.S. forces at Kasserine Pass. After his last-ditch attack at Medenine was repulsed, the Desert Fox was forced to evacuate, leaving much of his fabled force to Allied captivity.

  • Fortune's Flower (Passport to Romance Book 1)

    By Anthea Lawson

    Fiddlehead Press
    Released: 2016-02-02
    Kindle Edition (328 pages)

    Fortune s Flower (Passport to Romance Book 1)
     
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    From USA Today, RITA-nominated author Anthea Lawson comes this full-length Victorian romantic adventure full of wit, adventure, and plenty of passion!

    Miss Lily Strathmore has made a desperate bargain. One last adventure abroad with her botanist uncle and his family, and then she will do as her parents bid and wed the proper (and boring) viscount her mother has selected as Lily’s ideal husband.

    James Huntington is on a mission. Retrieve his grandfather’s lost journals from the wilds of Tunisia, and win the estate and fortune he so desperately needs. This quest will be the making of him—or his ruin.

    Thrown together on a botanical expedition, James and Lily’s attraction is immediate, and impossible. Despite every reason to keep their distance, the two find themselves inexorably drawn together as they race to reach a hidden valley before their enemies can bring all their dreams crashing down.

    “A lush, exotic tale of romance and adventure.” - Sally MacKenzie, USA Today bestselling author

    GREATER THAN A TOURIST-TUNIS TUNISIA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

    By Bella Fraser

    Independently published
    Paperback (107 pages)

    GREATER THAN A TOURIST-TUNIS TUNISIA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local
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    Are you excited about planning your next trip?


    Do you want to try something new?


    Would you like some guidance from a local?


    If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you.


    Greater Than a Tourist- Tunis, Tunisia by Bella Fraser offers the inside scoop on Tunis, Tunisia. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist.  Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination.


    In these pages, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay.  This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel books.


    Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.



    Inside this travel guide book you will find:

    • Insider tips from a local.
    • A bonus book 50 Things to Know About Packing Light for Travel by bestselling author Manidipa Bhattacharyya.
    • Packing and planning list.
    • List of travel questions to ask yourself or others while traveling.
    • A place to write your travel bucket list.


    Our Story


    Traveling is a passion of the "Greater than a Tourist" series creator. Lisa studied abroad in college, and for their honeymoon Lisa and her husband toured Europe. During her travels to Malta, an older man tried to give her some advice based on his own experience living on the island since he was a young boy. She was not sure if she should talk to the stranger but was interested in his advice. When traveling to some places she was wary to talk to locals because she was afraid that they weren’t being genuine. Through her travels, Lisa learned how much locals had to share with tourists. Lisa created the Greater Than a Tourist book series to help connect people with locals. A topic that locals are very passionate about sharing.

    A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942-1943

    By Giovanni Massimello & Russell Guest

    Grub Street Publishing
    Released: 2018-07-01
    Kindle Edition (736 pages)

    A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942-1943
     
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    The third volume in the epic military aviation series focuses on the Allied invasion of North Africa during World War II.
     
    This work of WWII history takes us to November 1942 to explain the background of the first major Anglo-American venture: Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa. Describing the fratricidal combat that followed the initial landings in Morocco and Algeria, it then considers the unsuccessful efforts to reach northern Tunisia before the Germans and Italians could get there to forestall the possibility of an attack from the west on the rear of the Afrika Korps forces, then beginning their retreat from El Alamein.
     
    The six months of hard fighting that followed, as the Allies built up the strength of their joint air forces and gradually wrested control of the skies from the Axis, are recounted in detail. The continuing story of the Western Desert Air Force is told, as it advanced from the east to join hands with the units in the west. Also covered are the arrivals over the front of American pilots and crew, the P-38 Lightning, the Spitfire IX, and the B-17 Flying Fortress—and of the much-feared Focke-Wulf Fw 190.
     
    The aerial activities over Tunisia became one of the focal turning points of World War II, yet are frequently overlooked by historians. Here, the air-sea activities, the reconnaissance flights, and the growing day and night bomber offensives are examined in detail.
     
     

    The Tunisian Labor Market in an Era of Transition

    Oxford University Press
    Released: 2018-12-18
    Hardcover (336 pages)

    The Tunisian Labor Market in an Era of Transition
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    The Tunisian Labor Market in an Era of Transition is a comprehensive examination of the central labor market issues facing this key Arab country. It includes contributions on the size, structure, and evolution of the labor force, the characteristics of labor demand, employment policies and regulations, and unemployment. Further chapters explore the wage formation process, gender differences in the labor market, the returns to education, child labor and schooling, and the trends and patterns of international migration from Tunisia. The Tunisian Labor Market in an Era of Transition is an essential reference on how youth employment, gender disparities, and informality contributed to political and social unrest in North African societies, and on the effect of migration flows from North Africa to Europe.

    Tunisia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

    By Gerald Zarr

    Kuperard
    Released: 2009-03-24
    Paperback (168 pages)

    Tunisia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken


     
     
     

     
     
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