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Literature on the History of West Africa
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First posted in April 2003, last revised on January 31st 2009






Mauritania since Independence

Mauritania 1939-1960
Mauritania 1920-1939
Mauritania pre 1920

for years 1904-1960, see also French West Africa

Historical Atlas, Mauritania Page







WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Country Profiles from BBC Country Profiles; from World Desk Reference ; from Nations Encyclopedia; from Wikipedia; from Index Mundi; from CIA World Factbook; countries Mauritania
from Mauritanian Embassy
Links, General from Library of Congress, Portals to the World, from BUBL, from African Studies Center, UPenn, from Africa South of the Sahara at Stanford
African Studies : Mauritania, from Columbia Univ. Library
Category : Mauritania, from Wikipedia
Categorie : Mauritanie, from Wikipedia French edition
Links, on History Category : History of Mauritania, from Wikipedia
Categorie : Histoire de la Mauritanie, from Wikipedia French edition
Historical Dictionaries
Timelines Timeline, from BBC News; from timelines.ws
Accounts of History Article History of Mauritania, from Wikipedia; Article Histoire de la Mauritanie, from Wikipedia French edition; History of Mauritania, from Speedy Look; Mauritania - History, from Encyclopedia of the Orient; History of Mauritania, from Islam in Africa; from Mauritanian Embassy; from Arab Net
Politics Political Resources on the Net : Mauritania; Country Profile : Mauritania, from ISS; Article Politics of Mauritania, from Wikipedia
Category : Politics of Mauritania, from Wikipedia
Governments on the WWW : Mauritania
Military Wars of Mauritania 1800-1999, from ACED
Orders, Decorations and Medals of Mauritania, from ODM; by Jean Paul le Blanc
Economy & Finances Article : Economy of Mauritania, from Wikipedia; from Speedy Look
Category : Economy of Mauritania, from Wikipedia
Global Currency History : Mauritania
Ethnography Languages of Mauritania (6), from Ethnologue
Category : Ethnic Groups in Mauritania, from Wikipedia
Category : Languages of Mauritania, from Wikipedia
Report on the Situation of Refugees in Mauritania, 2002 report, from AUC Egypt
Urban Refugees in Mauritania, by Channe Lindstrom
Minorities at Risk, Mauritania : Black Moors, Kewri
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Mauritania
Religion Category : Religion in Mauritania, from Wikipedia
Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Mauritania, from Kirken i Norge
History of Regions Article : Regions of Mauritania, from Wikipedia
Category : Regions of Mauritania, from Wikipedia
Regions of Mauritania, from www.statoids.com
Departments of Mauritania, from www.statoids.com
History of Cities List of Cities in Mauritania, from Wikipedia
History of Nouakchott, from Wikipedia
Institutions Mauritania, from Airline History
Structurae : Mauritania
Biographies
Bibliography Mauretanien-Bibliographie, from Afrika-Handbuch, at Univ. of Vienna
Datenbasis Internationale Beziehungen und Länderkunde (Data Base on International Relations and Country Studies), Mauretanien, Mauritania (site in German, most titles listed in English; hundreds of entries; publications mostly since 1970)
RHS Bibliography, search for Mautitania
Mauritania Bibliography, from NNDB
Others Afrotropic Ecoregion, from WWF; Palearctic Ecoregion, from WWF
Disaster History by Country : Mauritania, from Relief Web
Crime and Society. A Comparative Criminology Tour of the World : Mauritania, by R. Winslow
Mauritania, from Alcohol and Drugs History Society
Article Mauritania at the Olympics, from Wikipedia

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon); from Rulers (B. Schemmel); from World Rulers (E. Schulz, illustrated); Leaders of Mauritania, from ZPC, including party leaders
Heads of State of Mauritania, from Wikipedia
Regnal Chronologies : Northern Africa, scroll down for Tagant, Trarza
Rulers of Mauritania, from Historalia
List of Ambassadors U.S. Ambassadors to Mauritania, from NNDB; Chinese Ambassadors to Mauritania, from PRC MOFA; Liste der Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Nouakchott (Mauretanien), from Wikipedia German edition
Statistical Data Responsible Institution Office National de Statistique, Mauritanie
Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Mauritania, from Population Statistics at Univ. Utrecht
Election Results from Psephos (since 1997); from IFES Election Guide (since 2001); from African Elections Database, since 1959
Online Newspapers links from Online Newspapers, from World Newspapers
Newsreels Search INA Video
Bibliotheque/Mediatheque pour un voyage dans l'Histoire recente par l'audiovisuel : videos et TV : Mauritanie
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
General
Archives nationales d'outre-mer, Base Ulysse, image base (France)
Images du passe en Afrique de l'Ouest
Gallica, search for Mauritanie, Images
Systematic Collections
Specialist
Accidental Collections
Universal Collections
Items on Mauritania
License Plates : Mauritania, from Francoplaque; from License Plates of the World
Airline Timetable Images : Mauritania
Document Collections List of Ratifications of International Labour Conventions by Mauritania, from ILO, 42 docs. since 1961
Constitution of 1991, from ICL
Search CIA Released Documents for Mauritania
Historical Maps responsible institutions Division de la Topographie et de la Cartographie (DTC) National Mapping Agencies in Africa
collections : West Africa Historical Map Archive : Historical Maps of West Africa
collections : Mauritania click here
Atlas of Mauritania, from Wikimedia Commons
Mauritania Maps, PCL, UTexas
David Rumsey Map Collection : Mauritania
West Africa, Modern
West Africa, Contemporary d'Anville, Carte de la Cote de Guinee, 1729, Gallica
H. Moll 1729 : West Africa, Urhobo Historical Society
Imago Mundi, Carte de l'Afrique occidentale française, Vidal de la Blache c.1910
West Africa 1914, from Heritage History
Humtec, AOF c. 1930s
AOF 1936
Missions protestantes en A.O.F., 1950, Carte d'implantation des differentes societes de missions protestante, 1952, DEFAP
Carte des fuseaux horaires de l'Afrique occidentale française 1912, Gallica
Carte zootechnique de l'Afrique occidentale française 1906, Gallica
AOF 1936, Wikipedia
Mauritania, Modern
Mauritania, Contemporary R. de Lannoy de Bissy, Carte de l'Afrique ?l'?helle de 1:2 000 000 10. Bir el Abbas, 1883, 10. Bir el Abbas 1889, 16. Saint-Louis, 1884, 16. Saint-Louis 1896, 17. Timbouctou 1883, Gallica
Detail, Modern
Detail, Contemporary Plan de la baye et ?e d'Arguim, n.d. (18th c.), Gallica
P. de Salvert, Plan du fort d'Arguim 1721, Gallica
Chateau d'Arguin en l'?at o?il ?oit le 5 novembre 1716 1716, Gallica
Bellin, Carte de la coste occidentale d'Afrique depuis le cap Blanc jusqu'?Tanit, 1740s, Gallica
Bellin, Plan de la Baye et isle d'Arguim, 1740s. Gallica
Robyn, Niewe pas kaert vertonende de Zee kusten van Argyn, streckende van de golf van St Anna tot d'Sant Banck voor Tindel 1684, Gallica
U.S. Army Map Service, French West Africa 1:200,000, 1940-, PCL, UTexas
U.S. Army Map Service, West Africa 1:250,000, 1955-, PCL, UTexas
Carte de l'Afrique a l'echelle de 1:2 000 000. 09. Sta Cruz de Tenerife 1883, 09. Sta Cruz de Tenerife 1889, 09. Sta Cruz de Tenerife 1897, 10. Bir el Abbas 1883, 10. Bir el-Abbas 1889, 10. Bir el-Abbas 1896, 16. St Louis 1883, 16. St Louis 1898, 17. Timbouctou 1883, 17. Timbouctou 1892, Gallica
Encyclopedia Entries Article Senegal, Mauretania, Adrar, from EB 1911
Article Brakna, Adrar, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Entry : Tribes to the south of Cape Blanco, pp.199-200 in vol.4 of C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography 1826, GB
Tour Guides La Ssahhra, pp.249-278 in C.P. de Kerhallet, Manuel de la navigation ?la c?e occidentale d'Afrique vol.1, 1857, in French, GB
Travelogues
Institutions Archives
Musea Museums in Mauritania, from International Council of African Museums
Monuments
Libraries National Libraries of Africa : Mauritania
Mauritania, from Directory of Libraries in North Africa
Libraries in Mauritania, from LibDex
National Symbols Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from Wikimedia Commons
Coins, Banknotes Banknotes of Mauritania, from World Currency Museum, from Ron Wise's World Paper Money
Collections of Coins : Mauritania, bilingual Russian-English Page
Mauritania Coins, from African Coins and Tokens
Stamps Stamps Mauritania 1906-1913, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer

PRINTED REFERENCE
PRINTED REFERENCE
Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
on Mauritania survey of bibliographies
bibliographic database AfricaBib : Africana Periodical Literature, African Women, Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa
African Borderlands Research Network : Bibliography
general bibliographies pp.83-96 in A.G. Gerteiny, Historical Dictionary of Mauritania, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1981 [G]
Clio, Voyages Culturels, Bibliographie Mauritanie
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies Bibliographie. Documents sur les Femmes Mauritiennes, from MauriFemme
Bibliographie specialisee. Recherches archeologiques en Republique islamique de Mauritanie, Journal des africanistes Annee 1984 Volume 54 Numero 54-2 pp.115-124, Persee
serial publications
general bibliographies
Mauritania entries
J. Gay, Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs a l'Afrique et a l'Arabie : catalogue methodique de tous les ouvrages français et des principaux en langues etrangeres traitant de la geographie, de l'histoire, du commerce, des lettres et des arts de l'Afrique et de l'Arabie 1875, in French, Gallica
Roots Institute, Bibliography of Published Primary Sources in African History (English Language)
Mauretanien-Bibliographie, from Afrika-Handbuch, at Univ. of Vienna
Bibliographie de l'Histoire de l'Afrique du Nord des originmes a la fin du Moyen-Age
Bibliographie Maghreb (1), (2), (3) from Haldun Overblog
Temehu. Bibliography. A List of Books About the Berbers, Berber history, language and culture.
booksellers
Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; Gallica
International Boundary Studies
on Mauritania Aluka, African Online Digital Library (AODL), African Digital Library (ADL)
General Accounts Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.29, pp.846-849 Article Western Africa : Mauritania. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.29
Specific Topics see also under French West Africa
Historical Dictionary Alfred G. Gerteiny, Historical Dictionary of Mauritania, Metuchen N.J. : Scarecrow 1981 [G]