Algeria, 1830-2000: A Short History (Paperback)

Algeria, 1830-2000: A Short History By Benjamin Stora, Jane Marie Todd (Translator), William B. Quandt (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Benjamin Stora, Jane Marie Todd (Translator), William B. Quandt (Foreword by)
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A particularly vicious and bloody civil war has racked Algeria for a decade. Amnesty International notes that since 1992, in a population of 28 million, 80,000 people have been reported killed, and the actual total is almost certainly higher. This terrible war overshadows Algeria's long and complex history and its prominence on the world economic stage--second in size among African nations, Algeria has the longest Mediterranean coastline and contains the world's fifth-largest natural gas reserves. Algeria, 1830-2000 is a comprehensive narrative history of the country. Benjamin Stora, widely recognized as the leading expert on Algeria, presents the story of this turbulent area from the start of formal French colonialism in the early nineteenth century, through the prolonged war for independence in the latter 1950s, to the internal strife of the present day. This book adapts and updates three short volumes published originally in French by La D couverte. For this English edition, Stora has written a new introductory chapter on Algeria's colonial period (1830-1954) and has revised the final section to bring the volume up to date.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780801489167
ISBN-10: 0801489164
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2004
Pages: 304
Language: English