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528 Pages | 11 black and white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198860211

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War in the Mountains

Peasant Society and Counterinsurgency in Algeria, 1918-1958

Neil Macmaster

  • The first in-depth study to track the early roots of insurrection in the countryside between 1918 and 1954, and to trace how this prepared the ground for guerrilla organizations in the mountains between 1954 and the collapse of the fourth Republic in 1958
  • Provides an entirely new reading of the Algerian War of Independence as a whole by demonstrating how the peasantry, over seventy percent of the total Algerian population, played a dynamic role in sustaining a deep culture of anti-colonial resistance
  • Provides a new interpretative framework for the Algerian War by emphasising the deep, dualistic structure of colonial space and state administration