The Laguatan: A Libyan Tribal Confederation in the Late Roman Empire

  title={The Laguatan: A Libyan Tribal Confederation in the Late Roman Empire},
  author={David J. Mattingly},
  journal={Libyan Studies},
  pages={96 - 108}
Abstract The tribal grouping known as the Laguatan, Leuathae and Lawata in various late Roman and Arabic sources are identified as a powerful confederation of Libyan tribes. The confederation comprised two main types of tribes. On the one hand there were neo-berbers who migrated from the east to the west through the Libyan desert in late antiquity; on the other, there were the original inhabitants of the desert oases, of Cyrenaica and of Tripolitania who formed alliances with the newcomers. The… 

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