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Author Kiser, John W.

Title Commander of the faithful : the life and times of Emir Abd el-Kader / John W. Kiser.

Imprint Rhinebeck, N.Y. : Monkfish Book Pub., ©2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Abd al-Qadar ibn Muhyi al-Din KIS    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xviii, 365 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents From marabout to emir, 1808-1834 -- A general in the dock -- Lords of the tent -- Unity and complexity -- Arrival of the infidel -- The obedient son -- France's new ally -- Good will, bad will, 1834-1847 -- Building an Islamic nation -- The wheel turns -- "He looked like Jesus Christ" -- An uneasy peace -- The emir's Frenchman -- Jihad -- Total war -- Trail of tears -- Mischief makers -- Men of honor -- Exile and honors, 1848-1883 -- Betrayal -- "The view is magnificent" -- A prison fit for a king -- Liberation -- The emir's letter -- The road to Damascus -- All for one -- Distinguished misfits.
Subject ʻAbd al-Qādir ibn Muḥyī al-Dīn, Amir of Mascara, 1807?-1883.
Statesmen -- Algeria -- Biography.
Soldiers -- Algeria -- Biography.
French -- Colonization -- Algeria.
Algeria -- History -- 1830-1962.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780982324660 (pbk.)
0982324669 (pbk.)

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