Libya: From Colony to Independence


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Libya is a state which, for the majority of its past, has been subjected to foreign rule or influence. Falling prey to empire builders from the ancient Greeks to Mussolini's Italy, it only became formally independent in 1951. In the past half-century, Libya's history has been dominated by the figure of Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi, the controversial leader who Nelson Mandela has dubbed one of the revolutionary icons of our time. St John skillfully navigates this lengthy historical period, detailing the struggles the state has had in ...

Libya: From Colony to Independence 2008, ONEWorld Publications, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9781851685981

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