Modern Algeria, Second Edition: The Origins and Development of a Nation by John RuedyModern Algeria, Second Edition: The Origins and Development of a Nation by John Ruedy

Modern Algeria, Second Edition: The Origins and Development of a Nation

byJohn Ruedy

Paperback | August 12, 2005

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Praise for the first edition:

[E]ssential reading for Maghreb specialists as well as for anyone interested in issues of nation-building and political culture in Africa." -Africa Today

[T]he best and most comprehensive history of modern Algeria in English." -Digest of Middle East Studies

[A] thoughtful and much-needed introductory historical analysis of Algeria." -Choice

The second edition of Modern Algeria brings readers up to date with the outcome of the 2004 Algerian elections. Providing thorough coverage of the 1990s and the end of the Algerian Civil War, it addresses issues such as secularist struggles against fundamentalist Islam, ethnic and regional distinctions, gender, language, the evolution of popular culture, and political and economic relationships with France and the expatriate community. Updated information on resources enhances the usefulness of this popular textbook that has become a standard in the field.

John Ruedy is Emeritus Professor of History at Georgetown University. He has served most recently as the North Africa editor for the Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa.
Title:Modern Algeria, Second Edition: The Origins and Development of a NationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.95 inPublished:August 12, 2005Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253217822

ISBN - 13:9780253217820


Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition

1. Introduction
2. Ottoman Algeria and Its Legacy
3. Invasion, Resistance, and Colonization, 18301871
4. The Colonial System and the Transformation of Algerian Society, 18711919
5. The Algerian Nationalist Movement, 19191954
6. The War of Independence, 19541962
7. The Challenges of Independence, 19621978
8. The Bendjedid Years-Readjustment and Crisis
9. Insurgency and the Pursuit of Democracy

Appendix-Place Names
Bibliographical Essay

Editorial Reviews

The third chapter, Invasion, Resistance, and Colonization, 1830-1871, discusses the French conquest through 1871, stressing the resistance of such new men as Emir Abd el-Kader whose state, for a while, dominated the western Algerian Tell, and the equally tenacious resistance of such traditional rulers as Ahmed Bey of Constantine. European settlement that began almost as an afterthought following the capitulation of Algiers developed, early on, a dynamic of its own. The chapter ends with an account of the French suppression of the Kabyle rebellion of 1871, an event that is conventionally taken as marking the end of primary resistance in the Algerian Tell and the northern Sahara, the end of French military rule (the so-called regime du sabre) in this part of Algeria, and the establishment of settle