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Algeria

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Algeria, situated at the crossroads of several civilizations and large intercontinental trade routes, has participated in all the major cultural developments of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Since the early twentieth century, its...

North African Mameluks and Zouaves

Thomas S. Abler

Thomas Abler, University of Waterloo Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hinterland Warriors and Military Dress : European Empires and Exotic Uniforms

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...The zouaves . . . have certainly proved that they are what their appearance would indicate, – the most reckless, self-reliant, and complete infantry that Europe can produce. With his graceful dress, soldierly bearing, and vigilant attitude,...

Contexts of Resistance

Fadwa El Guindi

Fadwa El Guindi is at the University of Southern California. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Veil : Modesty, Privacy and Resistance

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...Algeria’s Struggle for Independence A “historic dynamism of the veil” (Fanon’s phrase) was dramatically played out in Algeria’s struggle for independence. Fanon wrote: “The veil helped the Algerian woman to meet the new problems created...