A History of Modern Tunisia

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 18, 2004 - History - 249 pages
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Kenneth Perkins' book traces the history of Tunisia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. After initially examining the years of French colonial rule from 1881 to 1956, when the Tunisians achieved independence, he describes the subsequent process of state-building, including the design of political and economic structures and the promotion of a social and cultural agenda. In conclusion, Perkins reviews the years since 1987, when a new regime came to power. Perkins' informed introduction is a necessity for those who study the region, and also for travellers who want more comprehensive information than most guidebooks offer. Kenneth Perkins is Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He has worked extensively on North Africa and his research has taken him across the region. His publications include two editions of the Historical Dictionary of Tunisia (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997, 1989), Port Sudan: The Evolution of a Colonial City (Westview Press, 1993), Tunisia: Crossroads of the Islamic and European Worlds (Westview Press, 1986), and Qaids, Captains & Colons: French Military Administration in the Colonial Maghrib, 1844-1934 (Africana Pub, 1981).
 

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Contents

Inttoduction i
3
The march to the Bardo 18351881
10
z Whose Tunisia? 1881191z
39
Squating off 191z1940
73
Redefining the relationship 19401956
105
The independent srare sets its course 19561969
130
Regime entrenchment and the inrensification
157
Consrancy and innovation in the new Tunisia 1987z003
185
Nores
Z-14
Suggeitions for further reading
Z-28
Index 2
Z-41
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Kenneth Perkins is Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He has worked extensively on North Africa and his research has taken him across the region. His publications include two editions of Historical Dictionary of Tunisia (1989, 1997), and Tunisia: Crossroads of the Islamic and European Worlds (1986).

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