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By Ali Abdullatif Ahmida

This booklet analyzes the social, cultural, and old history of contemporary Libya from the early 19th century throughout the finish of the armed anticolonial resistance. Ahmida demanding situations Eurocentric theories of social swap 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 the most 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 no longer but pale, and appreciation of this history is key to knowing present-day Libya.

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