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A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962

by Alistair Horne

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....


British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography

by Harold E., Jr. Raugh

British Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography enumerates and generally describes and annotates hundreds of contemporary, current, and hard-to-find books, journal articles, government documents,...


Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean

by Adrian Tinniswood

The true story that's "bloody good entertainment" (New York Times) about the colorful and legendary pirates of the 17th century.

If not for today's news stories about piracy on the high seas, it'd be easy to...


Andalusian Morocco: A Discovery in Living Art

by 'Abdelaziz Touri, Naïma El-Khatib Boujibar & Kamal Lakhdar

As early as the beginning of the eighth century, having just reached this extreme territory of the Maghreb, Moroccan Islam started to cast its eye to the other side of the Straits of Gibraltar and shortly after...


Ifriqiya: Thirteen Centuries of Art and Architecture in Tunisia

by Naceur Baklouti, Jamila Binous & Mounira Chapoutot - Remadi

Tunisia offers a synoptic and chronological vision spanning thirteen centuries of Islamic History. After the creation of Kairouan at the rise of the Islamic era - during which time local traditions were enriched...


Gaddafi's Harem: The Story of a Young Woman and the Abuses of Power in Libya

by Annick Cojean & Marjolijn De Jager

Soraya was just fifteen, a schoolgirl in the coastal town of Sirte, when she was given the honor of presenting a bouquet of flowers to Colonel Gaddafi, “the Guide,” on a visit he was making to her school...


Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa: Into the New Millennium

by Sherine Hafez & Susan Slyomovics

This volume combines ethnographic accounts of fieldwork with overviews of recent anthropological literature about the region on topics such as Islam, gender, youth, and new media. It addresses contemporary debates...


The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry: Algerian Stories

by Assia Djebar & Tegan Raleigh

What happens when catastrophe becomes an everyday occurrence? Each of the seven stories in Assia Djebar’s The Tongue’s Blood Does Not Run Dry reaches into the void where normal and impossible realities coexist....


Revisiting the Colonial Past in Morocco

by Driss Maghraoui

Exploring the concept of 'colonial cultures,' this book analyses how these cultures both transformed, and were transformed by, their various societies. Challenging both the colonial vulgate, and the nationalist...


The Algerian War 1954-62

by Martin Windrow & Mike Chappell

It is hard to convey the public impact of France's war to maintain her colonial grip on Algeria; yet in the late 1950s this ugly conflict dominated Europe's media to almost the same extent as would Vietnam ten...


Emir Abd el-Kader: Hero and Saint of Islam

by Ahmed Bouyerdene & Eric Geoffroy

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...


Writing Tangier in the Postcolonial Transition: Space and Power in Expatriate and North African Literature

by Michael K. Walonen

In his study of the Tangier expatriate community at the end of the colonial era, Walonen analyses representations of French and Spanish Colonial North Africa by Paul Bowles, Jane Bowles, William Burroughs, Brion...


Black Egyptians: The African Origins of Ancient Egypt

by Segun Magbagbeola

Black Egyptians sets out to prove once and for all that Black Africans started and inhabited the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. This is the book to finally put the lid on the Ancient Egyptian race controversy....


Historical Dictionary of Mauritania

by Anthony G. Pazzanita

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mauritania_through its chronology, introductory essay, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places,...


Hannibal: The Ultimate Warrior. Bad to the Bone

by Joseph Peebles & Lynn Lees

In 234 B.C., after the first Punic War, Carthage, Africa had chosen to send the general, Hamilcar Barca, to Spain to defend against continued Roman aggression. After several major scrimmages with the Roman army,...


Forgotten Voices: Power and Agency in Colonial and Postcolonial Libya

by Ali Abdullatif Ahmida

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


German Airborne Divisions: Mediterranean Theatre 1942-45

by Bruce Quarrie

Following the battle for Crete in May 1941, Hitler refused to undertake any further large-scale airborne operations due to the high casualty rate. The Fallschirmjäger subsequently took up a new role as elite...


Rommel's Afrika Korps: Tobruk to El Alamein

by Pier Battistelli

In 1940 a British offensive in the Western Desert provoked a major Italian military disaster. By early February 1941 the whole of Cyrenaica had been lost, and German help became necessary to avoid the loss of...


Algerian White: A Narrative

by Assia Djebar, David Kelley & Marjolijn De Jager

In Algerian White, Assia Djebar weaves a tapestry of the epic and bloody ongoing struggle in her country between Islamic fundamentalism and the post-colonial civil society. Many Algerian writers and intellectuals...


The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality

by Cheikh Anta Diop & Mercer Cook

Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.