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By Ali Abdullatif Ahmida

This e-book analyzes the social, cultural, and historic historical past of recent Libya from the early 19th century in the course of the finish of the armed anticolonial resistance. Ahmida demanding situations Eurocentric theories of social switch that forget about the interior dynamics of local social historical past. between different issues, he exhibits that Sufi Islam, tribal army association, and oral traditions have been an important within the struggle opposed to colonialism. The political and cultural legacy of the resistance has been robust, strengthening Libyan nationalism and resulting in the revival of robust attachments to Islam and the extended family. The reminiscence of this era has now not but light, and appreciation of this history is vital to figuring out present-day Libya.

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