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A History of Modern Libya


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Introduction; 1. 'A tract which is wholly sand ...'; 2. Italy's fourth shore and decolonization; 3. The Sanusi monarchy as accidental state, 1951-69; 4. A Libyan sandstorm: from monarchy to republic, 1969-73; 5. The Green Book's stateless society, 1973-86; 6. The limits of revolution, 1986-2003; 7. From reconciliation to civil war, 2003-11; Epilogue: farewell to the revolution?

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This updated edition of the history of Libya charts developments since 2005 through civil war and Qadhafi's demise.

About the Author

Dirk Vandewalle is Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College. He is the author of A History of Modern Libya (2006) and Libya Since Independence: Oil and State-Building (1998). He is the editor of North Africa: Development and Reform in a Changing Global Economy (1996) and Qadhafi's Libya: 1969-1994 (1995).


'Much more than a political, chronological or narrative review in 200 pages, this work effectively delivers a sympathetic, nevertheless critical, thorough and authoritative analysis ... Highly recommended.' Choice
'Vandewalle, an associate professor of government at Dartmouth, is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable students of Libya, and his A History of Modern Libya does not disappoint.' Middle East Quarterly
'There has clearly been no lack of studies on Libya and its leader over the years. The book under review, however, has the advantage of placing developments after 1969 in perspective relative to the country's early history: it shows how Qadhafi's apparent dramatic and idiosyncratic political ideas can be seen as a logical conclusion of Libya's earlier weakness or failure as a state. Emphasizing economic structures and policies, the book places these into a political, ideological, and structural context that makes it an excellent and up-to-date analytical introduction to the history of this country, which has had an impact so much larger than its size.' International Journal of Middle East Studies

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