Historical Dictionary Of Libya by Ronald Bruce St JohnHistorical Dictionary Of Libya by Ronald Bruce St John

Historical Dictionary Of Libya

byRonald Bruce St John

Hardcover | June 15, 2006

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The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, more commonly known as Libya, rests on the periphery of three worlds: Arab, African, and Mediterranean. Libya's strategic location, combined with its oil wealth and revolutionary leadership, have kept this isolated, sparsely populated state in the headlines for much of the last four decades. The Fourth Edition of the Historical Dictionary of Libya provides much needed cultural, economical, historical, geographical, and political perspective on the old as well as the new Libya. More than one-quarter of the information herein is entirely new or substantially revised and updated since the issuance of the last edition. Through its maps, a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, its comprehensive bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the most significant events, places, personalities, and ideas, this reference covers everything from the Arab conquest of the area over twelve centuries to the state of the country after the September Revolution and the dominance of the Qaddafi regime.
Ronald Bruce St John is an independent scholar specializing in the political economics of developing states. He has published more than 100 books and articles on North Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
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Title:Historical Dictionary Of LibyaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 8.7 × 6.8 × 1.28 inPublished:June 15, 2006Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810853035

ISBN - 13:9780810853034

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Reader's Note Part 5 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 6 Maps Part 7 Chronology Part 8 Introduction Part 9 THE DICTIONARY Part 10 Appendixes Chapter 11 A. Libya Fact Sheet Chapter 12 B. Karamanli Dynasty, 1711-1835 Chapter 13 C. Turkish Governors of Libya, 1835-1911 Chapter 14 D. Libyan Cabinets, 1952-1969 Chapter 15 E. Revolutionary Command Council, January 1970 Chapter 16 F. Libyan Government, October 2005 Chapter 17 G. Recoverable Oil Reserves, 1967-2004 Chapter 18 H. Selected Chronology of Sanctions against Libya Part 19 Glossary Part 20 Bibliography Part 21 About the Author

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This reference for scholars and general readers contains hundreds of cross-referenced entries on Libya's most significant events, places, and personalities. Coverage spans the centuries from the Arab conquest through the September Revolution in 1969 and the dominance of the Qaddafi regime. Supplemental materials include an editorial introduction, maps, a chronology, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography organized by subject. Independent scholar St. John is the author of several books and more than 100 articles and reviews on Libya.