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date: 17 October 2019

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This article discusses the urban and rural organisations and economy during the Roman period in North Africa, between the first century BC after the creation of the first African Roman Province and the beginning of the fifth century AD until the Vandal conquest. It notes the interactions, connections, and exchanges that characterised Romans and local populations, particularly in the Sahara, during this period. It examines colonialism and Roman archaeology in North Africa; the Garamantes and local populations; Roman urbanism; Roman economy and trade in the Maghreb and Sahara; and late antiquity in the Maghreb.

Keywords: rural organisation, urban organisation, North Africa, Vandal conquest, Roman archaeology, Maghreb

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