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The Resource Commander of the faithful : the life and times of Emir Abd el-Kader, John W. Kiser

Commander of the faithful : the life and times of Emir Abd el-Kader, John W. Kiser

Label
Commander of the faithful : the life and times of Emir Abd el-Kader
Title
Commander of the faithful
Title remainder
the life and times of Emir Abd el-Kader
Statement of responsibility
John W. Kiser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Commander of the Faithful is the long-awaited biography of Emir Abd el-Kader who led the resistance to the French colonization of Algeria in the mid 1800s. When he died in 1883 his nobility of character had won the heart of the French nation. His fame spread worldwide and the New York Times hailed him as 'one of the few great men of the century'
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
293542
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kiser, John W
Dewey number
965/.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT294.7.A3
LC item number
K57 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • ʻAbd al-Qādir ibn Muḥyī al-Dīn
  • Statesmen
  • Soldiers
  • Algeria
  • French
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and times of Emir Abd el-Kader
Label
Commander of the faithful : the life and times of Emir Abd el-Kader, John W. Kiser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 340-346) and index
Contents
From marabout to emir, 1808-1834 -- A general in the dock -- Lords of the tent -- Unity and complexity -- Arrival of the infidel -- The obedient son -- France's new ally -- Good will, bad will, 1834-1847 -- Building an Islamic nation -- The wheel turns -- "He looked like Jesus Christ" -- An uneasy peace -- The emir's Frenchman -- Jihad -- Total war -- Trail of tears -- Mischief makers -- Men of honor -- Exile and honors, 1848-1883 -- Betrayal -- "The view is magnificent" -- A prison fit for a king -- Liberation -- The emir's letter -- The road to Damascus -- All for one -- Distinguished misfits
Control code
ocn227574231
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 361 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780979882838
Lccn
2008020888
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)227574231
Label
Commander of the faithful : the life and times of Emir Abd el-Kader, John W. Kiser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 340-346) and index
Contents
From marabout to emir, 1808-1834 -- A general in the dock -- Lords of the tent -- Unity and complexity -- Arrival of the infidel -- The obedient son -- France's new ally -- Good will, bad will, 1834-1847 -- Building an Islamic nation -- The wheel turns -- "He looked like Jesus Christ" -- An uneasy peace -- The emir's Frenchman -- Jihad -- Total war -- Trail of tears -- Mischief makers -- Men of honor -- Exile and honors, 1848-1883 -- Betrayal -- "The view is magnificent" -- A prison fit for a king -- Liberation -- The emir's letter -- The road to Damascus -- All for one -- Distinguished misfits
Control code
ocn227574231
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 361 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780979882838
Lccn
2008020888
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)227574231

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