Peut-on raconter autrement l'histoire de la guerre d'Algérie ? L'ambition de ce livre est de rapporter, en se fondant sur toutes les sources possibles et en particulier sur des documents inédits ou difficilement accessibles, un récit, lisible par tous, de cette guerre telle qu'elle a été vue, vécue et relatée par les Algériens, et en premier lieu par les militants et combattants indépendantistes. Ce changement de perspective permet de jeter un regard neuf sur ce qu'on appelle généralement, du côté algérien, la guerre d'indépendance, la guerre de libération nationale ou la Révolution. Qu'il s'agisse des dates essentielles, du nombre des victimes, du déroulement des batailles, du comportement des populations civiles, des rapports entre Européens et Algériens, de l'utilisation de la violence, des visions de l’avenir ou, bien sûr, des "héros", tous les aspects du conflit, et notamment les plus tragiques, prennent un tour totalement différent, et très instructif, dès que l’on considère les faits à partir de ce point de vue. Ce qui éclaire aussi d'un jour nouveau le destin contemporain de l'Algérie.
Author: Massimo Mastrogregori
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Die Bibliographie verzeichnet jährlich die bedeutendsten Neuerscheinungen geschichtswissenschaftlicher Monographien und Zeitschriftenartikel weltweit, die inhaltlich von der Vor- und Frühgeschichte bis zur jüngsten Vergangenheit reichen. Innerhalb der systematischen Gliederung nach Zeitalter, Region oder historischer Disziplin sind die Werke nach Autorennamen oder charakteristischem Titelhauptwort aufgelistet.
Le temps des armes
Author: Renaud de Rochebrune, Bernard Stora
My Battle of Algiers
Author: Ted Morgan
Publisher: Harper Collins
In My Battle of Algiers, eminent historian and biographer Ted Morgan recounts his experiences in the savage Algerian War. In 1956, Morgan was drafted into the French Army and was sent thousands of miles overseas to help quell the Algerian uprising. Once there, he witnessed—and became involved in—unimaginable barbarism that would haunt him for the rest of his life.
Memoirs of a Dervish
Author: Robert Irwin
Publisher: Profile Books
In the summer of 1964, while a military coup was taking place and tanks were rolling through the streets of Algiers, Robert Irwin set off for Algeria in search of Sufi enlightenment. There he entered a world of marvels and ecstasy, converted to Islam and received an initiation as a faqir. He learnt the rituals of Islam in North Africa and he studied Arabic in London. He also pursued more esoteric topics under a holy fool possessed of telepathic powers. A series of meditations on the nature of mystical experience run through this memoir. But political violence, torture, rock music, drugs, nightmares, Oxbridge intellectuals and first love and its loss are all part of this strange story from the 1960s.
Author: J. M. G. Le Clézio
Author: Eric Conan, Henry Rousso
A plea for a more moderate, balanced, and accurate view of the Vichy regime.
An exceptional analysis of the relationship between colonialism, Islamic culture and nationalism in Algeria.
This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Algeria covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
A Desert Named Peace
Author: Benjamin Claude Brower
Publisher: Columbia University Press
In the mid-nineteenth century, French colonial leaders in Algeria started southward into the Sahara, beginning a fifty-year period of violence. Lying in the shadow of the colonization of northern Algeria, which claimed the lives of over a million people, French empire in the Sahara sought power through physical force as it had elsewhere; yet violence in the Algerian Sahara followed a more complicated logic than the old argument that it was simply a way to get empire on the cheap. A Desert Named Peace examines colonial violence through multiple stories and across several fields of research. It presents four cases: the military conquests of the French army in the oases and officers' predisposition to use extreme violence in colonial conflicts; a spontaneous nighttime attack made by Algerian pastoralists on a French village, as notable for its brutality as for its obscure causes; the violence of indigenous forms of slavery and the colonial accommodations that preserved it during the era of abolition; and the struggles of French Romantics whose debates about art and politics arrived from Paris with disastrous consequences. Benjamin Claude Brower uses these different perspectives to reveal the unexpected causes of colonial violence, such as France's troubled revolutionary past and its influence on the military's institutional culture, the aesthetics of the sublime and its impact on colonial thinking, the ecological crises suffered by Saharan pastoralists under colonial rule, and the conflicting paths to authority inherent in Algerian Sufism. Directly engaging a controversial history, A Desert Named Peace offers an important backdrop to understanding the Algerian war for independence (1954-1962) and Algeria's ongoing internal war, begun in 1992, between the government and armed groups that claim to fight for an Islamist revolution.
Documenting an audacious Franco-German movement for moral disarmament, instigated in 1921 by war veteran and French Catholic politician Marc Sangnier, in this transnational study Gearóid Barry examines the European resonance of Sangnier's Peace Congresses and their political and religious ecumenism within France in the era of two World Wars.
Author: Mouloud Feraoun
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
?This honest man, this good man, this man who never did wrong to anyone, who devoted his life to the public good, and who was one of the greatest writers in Algeria, has been murdered. . . . Not by accident, not by mistake, but called by his name and killed with preference.? So wrote Germaine Tillion in Le Monde shortly after Mouloud Feraoun?s assassination by a right wing French terrorist group, the Organisation Armäe Secr_te, just three days before the official cease-fire ended Algeria?s eight-year battle for independence from France. However, not even the gunmen of the OAS could prevent Feraoun?s journal from being published. Journal, 1955?1962 appeared posthumously in French in 1962 and remains the single most important account of everyday life in Algeria during decolonization. Feraoun was one of Algeria?s leading writers. He was a friend of Albert Camus, Emmanuel Robl_s, Pierre Bourdieu, and other French and North African intellectuals. A committed teacher, he had dedicated his life to preparing Algeria?s youth for a better future. As a Muslim and Kabyle writer, his reflections on the war in Algeria afford penetrating insights into the nuances of Algerian nationalism, as well as into complex aspects of intellectual, colonial, and national identity. Feraoun?s Journal captures the heartbreak of a writer profoundly aware of the social and political turmoil of the time. This classic account, now available in English, should be read by anyone interested in the history of European colonialism and the tragedies of contemporary Algeria.
A thorough history of the French Army in Africa and of the native peoples of Africa who came into contact with the French. Special attention is paid to the native African soliders attached to the French Army. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.