R. Bruce Hitchner (ed.), A Companion to North Africa in Antiquity, Wiley Blackwell, 2022, 496 pages, ISBN: 978-1-444-35001-2

A Companion to North Africa in Antiquity, edited by a recognized leader in the field, is the first reference work of its kind in English. It provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of North Africa’s rich history from the Protohistoric period through Late Antiquity (1000 BCE to the 800 CE).

Comprised of twenty-four thematic and topical essays by established and emerging scholars covering the area between ancient Tripolitania and the Atlantic Ocean, including the Sahara, the volume introduces readers to Ancient North Africa’s environment, peoples, institutions, literature, art, economy and more, taking into account the significant body of new research and fieldwork that has been produced over the last fifty years.

A Companion to North Africa in Antiquity is an essential resource for anyone interested in this important region of the Ancient World.

R. Bruce Hitchner is Professor of Classical Studies and International Relations, and Chair of Classical Studies at Tufts. He has directed major archaeological projects in both Tunisia and France. His research and scholarship is focused on the economy and society of the Roman World, and he is also a policy specialist and author of work on contemporary Bosnia and the Western Balkans.