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A history of modern Libya

Author: Dirk J Vandewalle
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
"Dirk Vandewalle is one of only a handful of scholars who have made frequent visits to Libya over the last four decades. His formidable knowledge of the region is encapsulated in his history of Libya which was first published in 2006. The history traces Libya back to the 1900s with a portrait of Libya's desert terrain, its peoples and the personalities that shaped it development. It then examines the harrowing years  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Muammar Qaddafi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dirk J Vandewalle
ISBN: 9781107019393 1107019397 9781107615748 1107615747
OCLC Number: 755213637
Description: xxxvi, 256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. 'A tract which is wholly sand ... ' Herodotus --
2. Italy's fourth shore and decolonization, 1911-1950 --
3. The Sanusi monarchy as accidental state, 1951-1969 --
4. A Libyan sandstorm: from monarchy to republic, 1969-1973 --
5. The Green Book's stateless society, 1973-1986 --
6. The limits of revolution, 1986-2000 --
7. Reconciliation, civil war, and fin de régime, 2003-2011 --
Epilogue: whither Libya?
Responsibility: Dirk Vandewalle.


This updated edition of the history of Libya charts developments since 2005 through civil war and Qadhafi's demise.  Read more...
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'Much more than a political, chronological or narrative review in 200 pages, this work effectively delivers a sympathetic, nevertheless critical, thorough and authoritative analysis ... Highly Read more...

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