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By Anthony G. Pazzanita

Publish yr note: initially released in 1996

Mauritania is bordered via Senegal within the south, Mali within the east, Algeria within the a ways northeast, and the disputed territory of Western Sahara to the north. Comprised as a rule of enormous stretches of desolate tract, this younger state has escaped the ravages of the violent interstate and civil conflicts that experience so bedeviled Africa. Mauritanian society possesses historic antecedents and a common spiritual religion that has been practiced over a number of centuries.

These features have given the rustic a occasionally fragile yet rather resilient experience of nationwide id, which has survived into the twenty first century within the face of strong political, nearby, ethnic/racial, and tribal rivalries for the reason that its independence in 1960. An economic system principally founded at the export of uncooked fabrics, a susceptible agricultural area, and a harsh weather in so much parts extra upload to the demanding situations confronting all Mauritanians.

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mauritania via its chronology, introductory essay, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on vital people, locations, occasions, associations, and critical political, financial, social, and cultural aspects_provides a major reference on Mauritania.

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