Libya: From Colony to Revolution

Libya: From Colony to Revolution

by Ronald Bruce St. John
     
 

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A new dawn greets Libya following the bloody demise of its iconic and divisive leader, Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi, but once again its future is uncertain. Will democracy flourish? Or will the country succumb to its long history of empire builders and despots, from the Ottomans to Mussolini?

Skillfully navigating the nation's eventful history, Ronald Bruce St John

Overview

A new dawn greets Libya following the bloody demise of its iconic and divisive leader, Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi, but once again its future is uncertain. Will democracy flourish? Or will the country succumb to its long history of empire builders and despots, from the Ottomans to Mussolini?

Skillfully navigating the nation's eventful history, Ronald Bruce St John explores Libya's long struggle to establish its political and economic identity, from the occupation by the ancient Greeks to the 2011 uprisings. With an in-depth examination of Qaddafi's rule, including the Lockerbie bombing and the controversial release of its perpetrator, al-Megrahi, this is a gripping insight into this turbulent land on the cusp of Africa and the Middle East.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851689194
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
758,326
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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