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History and the culture of nationalism in Algeria

Author: James McDougall
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge Middle East studies, 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Colonialism denied Algeria its own history; nationalism reinvented it, James McDougall's book charts the creation of that history through colonialism to independence, exploring the struggle to define Algeria's past and determine the meaning of its nationhood. Through local histories, McDougall analyses the relationship between history, Islamic culture and nationalism in Algeria. In so doing he confronts prevailing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James McDougall
ISBN: 0521843731 9780521843737
OCLC Number: 61879728
Description: xiii, 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Preface --
List of abbreviations and acronyms --
Map --
The language of history --
Prologue : Tunis --
The margins of a world in fragments : Maghribi voices in exile : Algeria, Tunisia, Europe and the East --
The conquest conquered? : natural and unnatural histories of Algeria --
The doctors of new religion --
Saint cults and ancestors --
Arabs and Berbers? --
Epilogue : Algiers, 2001 --
The invention of authenticity --
Archival sources --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Cambridge Middle East studies, 24.
Responsibility: James McDougall.
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