Tricolor and crescent : France and the Islamic world

William E. Watson

For 1400 years, France has been in contact with Islam and Muslim populations. This study explores their long relationship and history, examining in particular the expansion and contraction of France's "Islamic" Empire throughout the 20th century. This modern empire essentially consisted of conquered territories inhabited by Muslims and administered by Frenchmen. So far, France has avoided a September 11-type terrorist attack despite the intra-country presence of Muslim terrorist groups like the "Roubaix gang" and Bin Laden's al-Qa'ida. Other Western countries can learn a great deal from France's long and varied experiences. Watson addresses the origins of Franco-Muslim contact and details early cases of French expansion into the Islamic world. The bulk of the book, however, focuses on the creation of the modern French Empire in Saharan and Sudannic Africa, as well as in Syria and the Lebanese Mandates, during the New Imperialism of the 19th and 20th centuries. Features include a selection of pertinent documents that illustrate the extent of French involvement with the Islamic world.

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  • Three Legacies: Charles Martel, the Crusades, and Napoleon - The Sahara and the Legion - France, the Muslims, and Eastern Mediterranean Through World War I - French Colonization in the Islamic World Through the Interwar Years - World War II, the Arabs, and the Empire - The Beginning of the End of the French Islamic Empire - The Algerian Crisis - The Aftermath of Empire.

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書名 Tricolor and crescent : France and the Islamic world
著作者等 Watson, William E.
シリーズ名 Perspectives on the twentieth century
出版元 Praeger
刊行年月 2003
ページ数 xiii, 295 p., [8] p. of plates
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0275974707
NCID BA6338416X
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国