“Colonial Heritage in the Middle East and the Maghreb:
the Shaping of Hopes and Perspectives”

Mansfield College, Oxford, 24-25 June 2013

Convened by the Maghreb Studies Association

The proceedings were published in
Vol. 39 Nos. 2, 3 and 4, 2014

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The aim of the conference was to examine how European colonialism and great power rivalry in the Middle East and North Africa have shaped the perspectives of the peoples in these countries and their hopes for their future. Besides the European powers that established their colonial hegemony in these countries, the conference also dealt with the influence of countries, such as the United States of America and Germany, which extended their influence through diplomacy, financial and military aid, and education. The chronological framework of the conference extended from the mid-eighteenth century, when the political leaders of the countries of the Middle East and North Africa became aware of the Europeans’ economic and military ascendency, through the building of European colonial empires in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, to the collapse at first of the Western European colonial empires towards the middle of the twentieth century and then of the Soviet ‘empire’ late in the twenty-first century.

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  • NIGAR GOZALOVA, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences: The role of British Military Experts in the Formation of the Qajar Troops in the First Quarter of the 19th Century
  • AHMED FAROUK, l’Institut Méditerranéen, Paris: Activités des Consulats britanniques au Maroc durant la périoda dite de pacification
  • MICHAEL B. BISHKU, Georgia Regents University Augusta: The Transformation of the South Caucasus Region: From Soviet Republics to Independent States
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  • RAMI GINAT, Bar Ilan University: Egypt, and the Unity of the Nile Valley: A Territorial Nationalism or a Colonialism?
  • ANGELA HERNANDEZ, Université de Murcia (Espagne): Le Rôle des Consuls dans la Construction des Réalités Politiques au Maghreb: les Consuls Espagnols de Mogador au XIX Siècle
  • ALLAN CHRISTELOW, Idaho State University: Algeria’s Transition from the Imperial Era to the Global Era (1939-1946) as Seen Through Illustrated Magazines for Soldiers
  • SAM CHRRIBI, Emory University: The Moroccan Economy and the Politics of Development Since the Decolonization: the US, the EU (Euromed), the GCC and the AMU
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  • MEHMET S. TOSUN, University of Nevada, Reno: Centralized Government Structure in the Middle East and North Africa Region from a Historical Perspective
  • RACHID AGROUR, Institut Royal de la Culture Amazigh (Rabat): La période trouble de l’indépendance dans le Sud marocain. Le cas du capitaine Moureau et de l’Armée de Libération (1956-1957)
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  • HABIBA BOUMLIK, City University of New York: Muslim and European Encounters Through travel Writing: 17th-19th Centuries
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  • DAVID BEAMISH, School of Oriental and African Studies, London: Producing ‘Authentic’ Perspective: The Writings of Ismail Hamid
  • NINA SALOUÂ STUDER: “Will There Be Any Long Term Effects?” The Power of Psychiatry in French Colonial North Africa
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