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Boroumand Alam A. The role of the geographical location of Tlemcen in the resilience and reliability of the Zayyanid government. pos 2020; 2 (3) :209-217
URL: http://psp.modares.ac.ir/article-42-53787-en.html
Associate Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, Tarbiat Modares University , a.boroumand@modares.ac.ir
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Historical geography is the study of the role of geographical factors and phenomena, especially natural geography in the formation of historical events. For example, a careful study on the location of some cities shows that the selection of their location was not accidental and was done through a precise process.
Tlemcen, a city in North Africa, known as the capital of the Middle West in the Middle Ages, is an example of a strategic city. This city, which for more than three centuries was the capital of a state of Ben-Abd al-Wad, (a state surrounded on all sides by hostile states) It holds the record for most and longest military and economic sieges in North Africa, but in the vast majority of these attacks and sieges, it has shown high resilience. It seems that the unique geographical location and natural defense barriers along with being located at important trade crossroads that have increased public wealth and social welfare, in addition to abundant water resources and fertile plains and agricultural lands that provide food. This set of factors led to the continuation of the government of Banu Abdul Wad.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: political Geography
Received: 2021/07/3 | Accepted: 2020/06/30 | Published: 2020/06/30

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