Author: Ronald Bruce St John
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786072416
Size: 43.89 MB
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Since Qaddafi’s ousting in 2011, Libya has been beset by instability and conflict. To understand the tumultuous state of the country today, one must look to its past. With great clarity and precision, renowned regional expert Ronald Bruce St John examines Libya’s long struggle to establish its political and economic identity amidst the interference of external actors keen to exploit the country’s strategic importance. This authoritative history spans the time of the early Greek settlements, colonization by Mussolini’s Italy, Qaddafi’s four decades of rule and the internal rivalries that have dominated the country in the aftermath of the Arab Spring and the colonel’s ousting. Essential reading for those seeking a greater understanding of this complex North African state, Libya: From Colony to Revolution is an insightful history, which is rich in detail and analysis.

Culture And Customs Of Libya

Author: Toyin Falola
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313378592
Size: 30.77 MB
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Ideal for high school students and undergraduates, this volume explores contemporary life and culture in Libya. * Two dozen black-and-white images * A glossary of terms

Petro Aggression

Author: Jeff D. Colgan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107029678
Size: 51.33 MB
Format: PDF
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Jeff Colgan explores why some oil-exporting countries are aggressive, while others are not. Using evidence from key countries such as Iraq, Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, Petro-Aggression proposes a new theoretical framework to explain the importance of oil to international security.


Author: Richard A. Lobban
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9781440828843
Size: 50.78 MB
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After four decades of tyrannical, erratic--and pioneering--changes fueled by oil wealth, Muammar Gaddafi's government fell in 2011, and Libya embarked on a new course without known charts. "Libya: History and Revolution" covers the nation from its origins as independent land masses and kingdoms to its present as a consolidated nation. The work does not focus on the "old" Libya, but aims to bridge yesterday's Libya with tomorrow's, looking at the nation as a regional economic power and military player in North Africa and the Middle East. The result is a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand introduction to the political, economic, and military history and events that led to Gaddafi's downfall, coupled with a consideration of Libya's past and present. Opening with historical underpinnings, the book focuses on the conflict and revolution in Libya during the Arab Spring that brought Gaddafi down, a change that opened a new future for the oil-rich nation. The book closes with a thoughtful discussion of what may be next for Libya and of possible perils for the nation, the region, and the world, as Libya matures as an independent, representatively governed country.

The Islamic Cities In Libya

Author: Abdalla Ahmed Abdalla Elmahmudi
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820432908
Size: 27.15 MB
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After explaining the historical background the book focuses on pre-Islamic cities from Phoenician, Greek to Roman times. A general view on early Islamic cities in North Africa and the Near East introduces into the specific problems of early Islamic cities in Libya according to sources from written documents and archaeological evidences, and preserved architectural buildings in the modern towns. Special investigation concentrates on regional cities as the Old City of Tripoli, Ajdabiya, Sultan and Zuila. The general analysis presents new information on the site and idea of planning, the architectural features, the decoration, material and techniques, and on the special problem of orientation of the mosques. Thus the book aims to fill a gap between Maghreb and the Near East.

Modern Arabic Short Stories

Author: Ronak Husni
Publisher: Saqi
ISBN: 0863568866
Size: 71.59 MB
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The stories collected here are by leading authors of the short story form in the Middle East today. In addition to works by writers already wellknown in the West, such as Idwar al-Kharrat, Fu'ad al-Takarli and Nobel Prize winner Najib Mahfuz, the collection includes stories by key authors whose fame has hitherto been restricted to the Middle East. This bilingual reader is ideal for students of Arabic as well as lovers of literature who wish to broaden their appreciation of the work of Middle Eastern writers. The collection features stories in the original Arabic, accompanied by an English translation and a brief author biography, as well as a discussion of context and background. Each story is followed by a glossary and discussion of problematic language points. 'Recommended' CHOICE

Al Arab

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Author: Karl Ove Knausgård
Publisher: Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη
ISBN: 9600359075
Size: 28.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Σ’ αυτό το εκπληκτικό μυθιστόρημα ο Καρλ Ούβε Κνάουσγκορντ αναμετράται με την ίδια του τη ζωή με επώδυνη ειλικρίνεια. Γράφει για τα παιδικά χρόνια και την εφηβεία του, το πάθος του για τη ροκ μουσική, τη σχέση του με μια σχεδόν ανύπαρκτη μητέρα που όμως αγαπούσε, αλλά και τον απόμακρο, απρόβλεπτο πατέρα του, ο θάνατος του οποίου επέφερε όχι μόνο οδύνη αλλά και σύγχυση. Από τη στιγμή που ο Καρλ Ούβε γίνεται και ο ίδιος γονιός πρέπει να εξισορροπήσει τις απαιτήσεις που έχει η φροντίδα μιας οικογένειας με την αποφασιστικότητά του να γράψει σπουδαία λογοτεχνία. Με το Ένας θάνατος στην οικογένεια, το πρώτο μέρος μιας εξάτομης λογοτεχνικής αυτοβιογραφίας που έχει προκαλέσει παγκόσμια αίσθηση, ο Κνάουσγκορντ συνέθεσε μια πανανθρώπινη ιστορία για τις συγκρούσεις, με τις οποίες ερχόμαστε αντιμέτωποι στη ζωή μας, σ’ αυτόν τον αγώνα που είναι η ζωή μας. Ένα βιβλίο απολύτως σαγηνευτικό, ικανό να συμπαρασύρει τον ευαίσθητο αναγνώστη, γραμμένο με μια βραδυφλεγή ένταση, σαν να εξαρτάται από αυτό η ίδια η ύπαρξη του συγγραφέα. Το πρώτο βιβλίο της μυθιστορηματικής σειράς Ο αγώνας μου.