Historical Dictionary of Algeria

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The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is the second largest country in Africa. This, coupled with its location near Europe and its prized hydrocarbons (oil and gas), continues to increase Algeria's international importance. Algeria's fight for liberation from French colonialism, which it finally achieved in 1962, was made famous by Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers (1966) and stands as an inspiration for many nearby countries. However, recent violence caused in part by ideological rivalry between a ...
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Overview

The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is the second largest country in Africa. This, coupled with its location near Europe and its prized hydrocarbons (oil and gas), continues to increase Algeria's international importance. Algeria's fight for liberation from French colonialism, which it finally achieved in 1962, was made famous by Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers (1966) and stands as an inspiration for many nearby countries. However, recent violence caused in part by ideological rivalry between a declining socialism and rising Islamism, illustrates post-colonial peril and tragedy. Today, Algeria endeavors to reconcile its past with its present. The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Algeria has undergone extensive and substantial changes since previous editions, especially taking into account Algeria's civil strife of the 1990s and the country's controversial re-institutionalization and re-democratization. This is accomplished by means of a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, maps, black & white photos, economic tables and statistics, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, and events.
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Hundreds of alphabetically arranged, cross-referenced entries describe important people, places, issues, and events in the history of Algeria. Coverage spans every era, from the earliest human settlements through French colonization, the War of Liberation, and on to the present day. Supplemental materials include maps, a chronology, and a list of acronyms. The third edition has been updated with a special focus on Algeria's civil strife during the 1990s and its controversial re-institutionalization and re-democratization. Naylor teaches history at Marquette U.
International Journal Of African Historical Studies, Vol. 40 - Anthony G. Pazzanita
The reader will come away equipped with the knowledge necessary to comprehend and analyze whatever future developments are sure to emanate from this multivariate and endlessly intriguing nation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810853409
  • Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Series: Historical Dictionaries of Africa Series , #102
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 1.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Phillip C. Naylor is associate professor of history at Marquette University. He is the author of France and Algeria: A History of Decolonization and Transformation (2000).
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreward Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Reader's Note Part 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 5 Maps Part 6 Chronology Part 7 Introduction Part 8 THE DICTIONARY Part 9 Appendix A: French Governors of Colonial Algeria Part 10 Appendix B: Revolutionary Organizations and National Governments Part 11 Appendix C: Selected Name Changes since Independence Part 12 Appendix D: Tables Part 13 Glossary Part 14 Bibliography Part 15 About the Author
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