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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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1,448 words

A desert country in North Africa, Libya emerged as an independent state in 1951. The territory had been seized ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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587 words

Situated at the northeast corner of Africa, Libya consists of three regions: Cyrenaica, Tripolitania, and Fezzan (ancient Phazania). Cyrenaica and ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Current Version:
2005

To Egypt, the land west of the Nile Valley was the least interesting of its neighbors. Already part of the ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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3,102 words
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Libya occupies a region of the African continent subject since the beginning of recorded history to successive waves of empire ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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2,867 words
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Islam in nineteenth-century Libya—known at the time as the regions of Cyrenaica, Tripolitania, and Fazzān—was marked by Sunnī orthodoxy in ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
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1,907 words
[Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriyya; Arab. Al-Jamāhīriyyah al-῾Arabiyyah al-Lībiyyah al-Sha῾biyyah al-Ishtirākiyyah al-῾Uẓmā]. ... Country in North Africa with its ... More
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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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Current Version:
2003

North African Italian colony which was the battleground for most of the Western Desert campaigns. Its capital, Tripoli, was ...

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies, History, Regional and National History
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4,083 words
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In 1997 President Nelson Mandela of South Africa visited the North African nation of Libya and praised its leader, Colonel ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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1,035 words
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Libya, officially named the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, is located in N Africa. The majority live on the ...

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Joyce Maire Reynolds

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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511 words

Greek name for the country of the Libyans, the indigenous peoples of North *Africa. In *Homer it was a pastoral land of great fecundity near Egypt (...

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