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By Kenneth J. Perkins

ISBN-10: 0585127859

ISBN-13: 9780585127859

ISBN-10: 0810832860

ISBN-13: 9780810832862

Containing an up to date chronology, extra entries, and an enlarged bibliography, this moment variation of the historic Dictionary of Tunisia bargains historians the data they wish for persisted examine into this certain African state. As a hyperlink among Arab and African worlds and the ecu neighborhood, this small state has controlled to take care of a strong place within the ever-shifting North African political weather less than the certain management of Habib Bourguiba and Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.The Dictionary focuses totally on the interval from the creation of Islam within the 7th century A.D. to the current, however the inclusion of fabrics from the Carthagian and Roman eras recognizes the area's wealthy pre-Islamic historical past. every one access of the unique variation has been reviewed to make sure accuracy and, the place acceptable, revised to take the latest scholarship and statistical info into consideration. those updates are supplemented via many new entries, in order that the dictionary comprises the main up to date info on hand on such points of latest Tunisia as its schooling approach, financial system, family members with different international locations, social constitution, and vacationer undefined. an intensive bibliography, prepared chronologically and topically, lists European-language books and periodicals on Tunisia. features a chronology, maps, and record of rulers from 800-1996. This version is a well timed, accomplished and definitive reference paintings on a rustic that has, for hundreds of years, stood on the crossroads of eu and Islamic worlds.Reviews of the former edition:"A important addition to the relatively small selection of reference works approximately Tunisia..This is an invaluable, beneficial and wanted addition..." —CHOICE "...highly urged for college and study collections." —AFRICAN reviews overview "This ... quantity is a gold mine for the final and traditionally orientated reader or researcher on Tunisia." —MESA BULLETIN

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This second edition was written by the author of the first, Kenneth J. Perkins. Professor Perkins is a specialist on modern North Africa, with an abiding interest in Tunisia. He has visited the region regularly since Page x the late 1960s. Among other works, he is the author of Tunisia: Crossroads of the Islamic and European Worlds and a coeditor of The Maghrib in Question: Essays in History and Historiography. Like Perkins's other works, this book opens the door to a fascinating country with which anyone interested in international affairs should be familiar.

JON WORONOFF SERIES EDITOR Page xi Spelling and Alphabetization Note Where conventional Anglicized forms exist for Arabic place-names, they have been used in preference to the more precise, but less familiar, formal transliterations. " By the same token, spellings of the names of contemporary figures that have acquired general acceptance in English language books, articles, and news reports have been adopted. " The transliteration of the names of figures from earlier periods, however, adheres to more formal scholarly practice except for the omission of the diacritical marks and symbols conventionally used in such systems.

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