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  • Apostles of Modernityby Osama Abi-Mershed

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 62.50

    This study of the specialized military Offices of Arab Affairs in Algeria during the formative decades of French rule from 1830 to 1870 disputes the conventional view that the doctrine of assimilation governed France's colonial policies and practices in the nineteenth century. more...

  • A Savage War of Peaceby Alistair Horne

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 22.95

    The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It brought down six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, returned de Gaulle to power, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil. More than a million Muslim Algerians died in the conflict and as many European settlers were driven into exile. Above all, the war was marked... more...

  • Between Sea and Saharaby Eugene Fromentin; Sarah Anderson

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 14.95

    Between Sea and Sahara is one of the great classics of travel-writing about the Middle East - a landmark in the story of Europe?s fascination with ?the Orient?. Travelling in Algeria in the third decade of French colonisation, Eugène Fromentin weaves a tale of passion, drama and adventure, a masterpiece that established him as one of the foremost Orientalists... more...

  • Catastropheby Richard Bourne

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    In this incisive and revealing book, Richard Bourne shows how a country that had every prospect of success when it achieved independence became a brutal police state less than thirty years later. Beginning with the British conquest and covering events up to the present precarious political situation, Catastrophe is the most comprehensive, up-to-date... more...

  • Algerians without Bordersby Allan Christelow

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95

    This account of Algeria through its migratory history begins in the last quarter of the eighteenth century by looking at forced migration through the slave trade. It moves through the colonial era and continues into Algeria’s turbulent postcolonial experience. more...

  • Ethnicity in Zimbabweby Enocent Msindo

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    A comparative study of identity shifts in two large ethnic groups in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe. more...

  • Citizen of Zimbabweby Stephen Chan

    Weaver Press 2010; US$ 20.90

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  • The Compassionate Warriorby Elsa Marston; Barbara Petzon

    World Wisdom 2013; US$ 9.99

    Kindness and generosity towards one's enemies is not common in today's world. For ?the compassionate warrior,? Abd el-Kader (1808-1883), they were among his most recognizable traits. A brilliant military strategist, superb horseman, Arab statesman, and philosopher, Abd el-Kader was widely praised for his commitment to the safety of innocent people... more...

  • Emir Abd el-Kaderby Ahmed Bouyerdene; Eric Geoffroy

    World Wisdom 2013; US$ 9.99

    This extraordinary biography of the Algerian warrior and Sufi saint, Emir Abd el-Kader (1807/8-1883), shows his dazzling spiritual qualities in the fight against the French colonial authorities. The New York Times called the Emir ?one of the few great men of the century,? while Abraham Lincoln and Pope Pius IX both commended the Emir for rescuing... more...

  • A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colonyby William Gallois

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Using newly-discovered documentation from the French military archives, A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony offers a comprehensive study of the forms of violence adopted by the French Army in Africa. Its coverage ranges from detailed case studies of massacres to the question of whether a genocide took place in Algeria. more...