BILNAS Monographs and Silphium Press

The British Institute for Libyan and Northern African Studies (BILNAS) publishes detailed reports on its fieldwork projects as part of its Monographs series which also includes conference volumes and academic research connected to Libya. Silphium Press is the popular imprint of the Institute dedicated to works of more general interest on Libya. BILNAS also has a selection of old and new titles available in electronic format: See our Open Access eBooks here.

Found only in Cyrenaican Libya, Silphium was a plant that was used as a seasoning and medicine and was appreciated throughout the Mediterranean world from the seventh century BC to the first century AD when it became extinct, probably through overexploitation. The valuable product was the plant’s resin. Our logo is inspired by images of Silphium on the coins of Cyrene.

Members can access a 25% discount code using the BUY NOW button in our bookstore
Non-members should order titles direct through our distributor Oxbow Books
eBooks editions of some titles (other than Open Access) can be ordered via Oxbow
Discounts are available to trade customers: for more details contact the General Secretary


Accessing Your BILNAS Member’s Discount

Everyone (both BILNAS members and non-members) may browse a complete and up-to-date list of our books below. Members can order titles from both of our imprints at significantly discounted prices (25% off) using the BUY NOW button. Non-members can click-through to the Oxbow Books website and purchase titles directly from there at the regular price.

BILNAS MEMBERS: When you have chosen the title or titles you wish to purchase simply click BUY NOW. A box will appear asking you to enter your name and email address. You will then be sent the Discount Code, which can be applied on the Oxbow Books website at check-out.

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