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A History of the Maghrib in the Islamic Period - Jamil M. Abun-Nasr

A History of the Maghrib in the Islamic Period

By: Jamil M. Abun-Nasr (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th October 1987
ISBN: 9780521337670
Number Of Pages: 472

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Building on the two previous editions of his History of the Maghrib, Professor Abun-Nasr has written a completely new history of North Africa within the Islamic period which begins with the Arab conquest and brings the story up to the present day. He emphasises the factors which led to the adoption of Islam by practically the entire population, the geographical position of the area, which made it the main trade link between the Mediterranean world and the Sudan and led to its involvement in the confrontation between the Christian and Islamic worlds. In Morocco, this confrontation led to the emergence of a distinct religio-political community ruled by sharifian dynasties and, in the rest of the Maghrib, to integration in the Ottoman empire. The political and economic developments of the 'piratical' regencies of Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, the establishment of European colonial rule, the nationalist movements and Islamic religious reform are all treated in detail. The balance between factual account and interpretation makes the book especially useful to students of African and Islamic history.

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"In general, it is appropriate to regard A History of the Maghrib in the Islamic Period as the best overview of its subject presently avaiable in English." International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies "This book remains the best study of North Africa in that it remains the only major detailed work on the subject. Its value is immediate for both students of African History and Middle Eastern Studies." A.J. Abraham, Journal of Third World Studies

List of mapsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Glossaryp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
The Maghrib: land and peoplep. 1
Centrifugal and centripetal forces in Maghribi historyp. 11
The call of the minaret in the 'West': the establishment of Islam in the Maghrib and Spainp. 26
The Arab conquest of the Maghribp. 28
Arab-caliphial rule and the Berbersp. 32
Kharijite Berber rebellion against Arab dominationp. 37
The Rustamidsp. 42
The Banu Midrarp. 49
The Idrisidsp. 50
The Aghlabidsp. 53
The Fatimids and Ziridsp. 59
Relations between the Andalus and the Maghrib, eighth to eleventh centuriesp. 71
The Maghrib under Berber dynastiesp. 76
The Almoravidsp. 77
The Almohadsp. 87
The Marinidsp. 103
The Hafsidsp. 118
The Zayyanidsp. 134
Ottoman rule in the Central and Eastern Maghribp. 144
Spanish expansion and Ottoman interventionp. 144
The regency of Algiersp. 151
Tunisia under the deys and the Husaynidsp. 168
Libya under Ottoman and Qaramanli rule (1551-1835)p. 187
Morocco consolidates her national identity, 1510-1822p. 206
The Sadiyans, 1510-1603p. 206
Morocco dismembered, 1603-68p. 219
The Alawites, 1668-1822p. 228
The age of aggressive European colonialism, 1830-1914p. 248
The emergence of French Algeriap. 249
The Algerian settlers' path to victory, 1848-1914p. 263
Tunisia: beys, consuls, and financiers, 1837-78p. 272
Tunisia: the establishment of the French protectoratep. 289
Morocco at the crossroads, 1822-1912p. 297
Libya: an Ottoman advance post, 1835-1912p. 314
1919 to independencep. 324
Algeria between the two world warsp. 328
Algeria: the nationalism of the evoluesp. 337
The Algerian revolution and independencep. 342
Tunisia: from anti-colonialism to nationalism, 1919-34p. 354
Tunisia: the Neo-Destour and independencep. 360
Morocco: the French and Spanish protectoratesp. 369
Morocco: traditional elite and new aspirationsp. 382
Libya: three entities in one nation, 1912-51p. 393
Epilogue: the Maghrib after independencep. 408
Bibliographyp. 429
Indexp. 440
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ISBN: 9780521337670
ISBN-10: 0521337674
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 19th October 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.34  x 2.97
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 3