Algeria : revolution revisited /
[edited by Reza Shah-Kazemi].
London : Islamic World Report, c1997.
193 p. ; 23 cm.
1901230031 (pbk.)
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London : Islamic World Report, c1997.
1901230031 (pbk.)
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Algerian-French relations : 1830-1991 / Rashid Messaoudi -- Algerian Sufism in the colonial period / Omar Benaissa -- The Algerian Islamist movement / Mohamed Gharib -- The army in Algerian politics and government / George Joffé -- Sufi brotherhoods in contemporary Algeria / Sossie Andezian -- The Berber issue in Algeria / Brahim S. Nali -- The cultural and artistic heritage of Algeria / Michèle Messaoudi -- From Sufism to terrorism : the distortion of Islam in the political culture of Algeria / Reza Shah-Kazemi.
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This volume is unusual among books on contemporary Algerian politics in that it presents the story of 100,000 deaths since the military suspension of the elections of 1992 from an inside-the-system perspective. Since that time, the military regime has been ruling in collusion with the Francophone leftist political class that has dominated the politics of the country since independence from France in 1962. What the political class has in common with a military that they ordinarily would oppose is an aversion to the moderate Islamic forces that were about to win electorally in fairly contested elections. The contributors to this volume convincingly present this point of view and emphasize the importance of Sufism or mystical Islam to the political future of Algeria. Recommended for undergraduate and graduate college collections. L. J. Cantori University of Maryland Baltimore County
Table of Contents
Algerian-French Relations: 1830-1991
Algerian Sufism in the Colonial Period
The Algerian Islamist Movement
The Army in Algerian Politics and Government
Sufi Brotherhoods in Contemporary Algeria
The Berber Issue in Algeria
The Cultural and Artistic Heritage of Algeria
From Sufism to Terrorism: The Distortion of Islam in the Political Culture of Algeria
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