A History of Algeria

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$31.99  $29.43
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
Pages
448
Dimensions
6.24 X 0.96 X 9.24 inches | 1.43 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780521617307

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About the Author

James McDougall is Laithwaite Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Trinity College, Oxford. He previously taught at Princeton University, New Jersey and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has been a member of the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of African History and the International Journal of Middle East Studies. His publications include History and the Culture of Nationalism in Algeria (Cambridge, 2006), Saharan Frontiers: Space and Mobility in Northwest Africa (with Judith Scheele, 2012) and Global and Local in Algeria and Morocco: The World, the State and the Village (with Robert P. Parks, 2015).

Reviews

Advance praise: '... masterful - comprehensive, deeply researched, and balanced. If there is an overall theme that is woven through this well-written book, it is that the state has never been all-powerful ... and Algerian society has never been as fragmented or feeble as many observers have claimed.' William B. Quandt, Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia, and author of Revolution and Political Leadership: Algeria, 1954-1968
Advance praise: '... the best single-volume study of the country in English ... an elegant, detailed, and lucid guide to the rich and fascinating story of the Algerian people.' Susan Slyomovics, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Advance praise: 'A majestic historical portrait of a deeply complex country ... the pre-eminent scholarly account in any language that all future students of the subject will have to consult.' John Entelis, Fordham University, New York
Advance praise: '... stunning ... Unlike the majority of studies that take Algeria as merely a template for French colonialism, or as a model of Third World revolution, McDougall's work seeks to both interpret and understand the lived social realities of its people and their past.' Julia Clancy-Smith, The University of Arizona
Advance praise: 'This awesome and superlative piece of historical writing tells a tremendous tale ... Elegant prose and an anthropological eye for the people who have been the actors of this history only make the narrative more compelling.' Francis Ghiles, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
'... masterful - comprehensive, deeply researched, and balanced. If there is an overall theme that is woven through this well-written book, it is that the state has never been all-powerful ... and Algerian society has never been as fragmented or feeble as many observers have claimed.' William B. Quandt, Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia, and author of Revolution and Political Leadership: Algeria, 1954-1968
'... the best single-volume study of the country in English ... an elegant, detailed, and lucid guide to the rich and fascinating story of the Algerian people.' Susan Slyomovics, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
'A majestic historical portrait of a deeply complex country ... the pre-eminent scholarly account in any language that all future students of the subject will have to consult.' John Entelis, Fordham University, New York
'... stunning ... Unlike the majority of studies that take Algeria as merely a template for French colonialism, or as a model of Third World revolution, McDougall's work seeks to both interpret and understand the lived social realities of its people and their past.' Julia Clancy-Smith, The University of Arizona
'This awesome and superlative piece of historical writing tells a tremendous tale ... Elegant prose and an anthropological eye for the people who have been the actors of this history only make the narrative more compelling.' Francis Ghiles, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
'Africa's largest state by size, Algeria is an energy producer whose political and religious future is of critical importance to the Mediterranean, north Africa and the wider Islamic world. Oxford historian McDougall paints a compelling portrait of a country whose history is too often seen through the narrow lens of French colonialism and the 1954-62 war of independence.' 'Summer Books 2017 History list', Financial Times
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