Subject Area: Algeria

Algerian Guerrilla Campaign Strategy and Tactics
Derradji, A.
1997 0-7734-2292-7 348 pages
This study uses extensive primary source material to explore new concepts in understanding the Algerian guerrilla campaign. Besides the history of traditional and modern querrilla in world context, detailed statistical analysis of FLN campaigns derived from French newspaper reports of incidents is also used. Chapter topics include: Experiences of Guerrilla Warfare and the Gap between Systematic Theory and Reality (includes analysis of guerrilla warfare in China, Cuba, Vietnam, et al); Traditional Algerian Guerrilla Resistance from 1830-1908; the Genesis of Algerian Nationalism; the FLN - Military Zones, the Summam Conference, the FLN-Urban Guerrilla Network; French Counter-Guerilla Policy and Practice; the Impact of Jihad on Warfare.

Apuleius' Debt to Plato in the Metamorphoses
O’Brien, Maeve
2003 0-7734-7012-3 160 pages
This book argues for a Platonist approach to the novel Metamorphoses, and shows that Apuleius forms his own theory of discourse in his philosophical work. This study of Apuleius’ late Roman novel is also a response to the scholarly debate about the unity of the text. The author shows that the Metamorphoses is a perfect illustration of the very Platonic notion of an inferior discourse that is captivating, persuasive, and suited to dealing with inconsistent or ephemeral subjects.

Classical Rhetorical Thought. Selected Highlights
Geddes, LaDonna
1991 0-7734-9914-8 124 pages
Studies the development of rhetorical theory within the framework of the definitive questions: what is rhetoric; what constitutes a good speaker; how should truth be defined; what is knowledge; and what is involved in audience analysis. Examines the how these questions are treated by Plato, Isocrates, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, St. Augustine, Peter Ramus, and John Locke. Begins with the preface that man's desire to understand himself and the world in which he lives is founded in a study of history; that it is through an understanding of an era's social organizations and behaviors (which are revealed by its rhetoric and rhetorical theories) that insight can be gained into the manner in which the leaders of that time perceived two concepts: the nature of man, and the interrelationships of man and his world. Contemporary exercises and projects invite the reader to apply the concepts explored to modern issues.

Cock for Asclepios Continuing Dialogues with Socrates, In Extremis
Cronin, Francis
1991 0-7734-9916-4 194 pages
Explores the logic of not-knowing, dramatically presented in the middle-period dialogues of Plato. Contends that Plato first perceived such a logic of not-knowing in the person and behaviour of the man Socrates. Argues that Plato developed the same logic in the literary character Socrates in his dialogues and presented it to his contemporaries as a model of human excellence, as the new arete designed to supplant precedent and then contemporary contenders to model status. Challenges the traditional interpretation of Plato. Offers a new interpretation of Plato as the elaborator of the hypothetical method, termed "Erotic-hypothesizing", which speaks of human possibility and human limitation.

Concise History of Political Violence in Algeria 1954-2000, Book 1
Derradji, Abder Rahmane
2002 0-7734-7049-2 380 pages
Investigates the impact of historical and political violence on war and post-war eras, and further diagnoses the unsolved crisis vis-a-vis other dynamic forces in Algerian society. It also fully examines Islamic trends and roles as well as their changing patterns during the war of independence. It explores strategy and guerrilla tactics on the Algerian battlefield, and how conventional armed forces and special units are responding.

Concise History of Political Violence in Algeria 1954-2000, Book 2
Derradji, Abder Rahmane
2002 0-7734-7047-6 344 pages
The second of two volumes (they are not sold as a set) continues the history of the wrenching civil war in Algeria from the political violence and post-war eras, and further diagnoses the unsolved crisis and other dynamic forces in Algerian society.

Contribution of Socratic Method and Plato’s Theory of Truth to Plato Scholarship
Jenks, Rod
2001 0-7734-7361-0 168 pages
In Plato’s early dialogues, Socrates typically draws from his interlocutors definitions of moral terms, then demonstrates that these positions or their consequences are inconsistent with the definitions they have offered. On numerous occasions in the early dialogues, Socrates claims that this method will yield truth. This study argues that Plato entertains a theory of truth according to which consistency is sufficient for truth, rescuing him from the charge of having confused consistency with truth, and solving the puzzle of Socratic ignorance. It also suggests a new theory of Plato’s philosophical development: Middle and Late Plato did not abandon Socratic philosophy; rather, he sought to secure its foundations. The late Plato returns to Socratic method in the penultimate work of the corpus, Philebus.

Four Elements in Plato’s Timaeus
Black, John
2000 0-7734-7771-3 112 pages
Plato’s treatment, in Timaeus, of the geometry of the four elements is explored. The claim that the elements are connected by a geometric proportion has been variously interpreted as either playful or obscurantist, but there has not yet been a treatment which both takes the claim seriously and grounds it in the essential structure of the elements, conceived in the Timaean manner as consisting of atoms of the same shape as four of the five regular solids.

French and Algerian Identities From Colonial Times to the Present a Century of Interaction
Hargreaves, Alec
1993 0-7734-9233-X 264 pages
These essays, by a range of British, French, and Algerian scholars, concentrate specifically on the distinctive cultural identities which have been created in each country due to interaction. General chapters offer methodological overviews and place the problematic within its historical context. Part One deals with the colonial period up to 1954, Part Two with the War of Independence, and Part Three with the post-colonial period since 1962. In each case, the shifting identities are explored from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

History of the Algerian Banking Industry 1830-2010
Benamraoui, Abdelfahid and Boukrami, Elias
2014 0-7734-0047-8 140 pages
This important in-depth analysis of the institutional framework of the Algerian banking industry from 1830 to 2010 is a must read for academics, policy makers and individuals interested in the economics of emerging countries and specifically Algeria. It charts the banking evolution and development during Algeria’s post-independence and socialist periods; its relationship to global monetary policy; its free market transformation and its de facto inefficiency. The book also provides insight into the banking change agents from a political cultural perspective and suggests important reforms that would stabilize the Algerian banking industry in the future.

How Plato’s Theory of Truth Explains the Socratic Method. Consistency is the Test of Truth
Jenks, Rod
2010 0-7734-3701-0 236 pages
This book argues that Plato’s Socrates subscribes to a coherence theory of truth, and according to that theory, there is only one fully consistent set of beliefs: the set which contains all and only true members. Thus, not only does inconsistency between two beliefs indicate that at least one of them is false, but the consistency of a belief with the other beliefs in the system suffices for its truth.

How the Images in Plato’s Dialogues Develop a Life of Their Own
Jenks, Rod
2011 0-7734-3934-X 316 pages
An explanation of how Plato’s use of imagery in his dialogues affects his philosophy.

Iris Murdoch’s Contemporary Retrieval of Plato. The Influence of an Ancient Philosopher on a Modern Novelist
Zuba, Sonja
2010 0-7734-3824-6 348 pages
This book analyzes the work of Iris Murdoch as a thinker concerned with conceptions of human good in contemporary Western cultures. Until now, Murdoch’s contributions to literature and the relationship between her philosophical work and her novels have received little comprehensive examination.

Penology and Eschatology in Plato’s Myths
Ward, S. P.
2002 0-7734-7249-5 312 pages
This work is the first to demonstrate the differences and similarities between Plato’s myths and the traditional kind of which he was critical. It also actively demonstrates the extent to which his own myths support or undermine the philosophical ideas of the dialogues in which they are set. It offers new arguments and criticism on point of detail concerning modern interpretations.

Plato's Dialogues - The Dialogical Approach
Hart, Richard
1997 0-7734-8628-3 280 pages
The essays in this volume were specially planned and solicited because of their various contributions to a dialogical reading of the Platonic dialogues. Emphasis on the dialogical is a way of advocating an approach that appreciates the dialogues in their witty humorousness, their irony, their literary richness and historical allusiveness. The work also deals ultimately with the question of the compatibility, or incompatibility of the dogmatic or doctrinal approach to the dialogues.

Plato’s Self-Corrective Development of the Concepts of Soul, Forms and Immortality in Three Arguments of the Phaedo
Beck, Martha
2000 0-7734-7950-3 276 pages
Scholars agree that the proofs for immortality of the soul in Plato’s Phaedo are unconvincing. Many scholars think Plato was unaware of any flaws. This study argues both that the proofs are ultimately unconvincing and that Plato was aware of the problems. Only three of the arguments for immortality include a discussion of the forms? this study argues, first, that the view of forms, soul and immortality in each argument is internally consistent. Next, each argument contains three significantly different views of forms, soul and immortality. Third, each argument is a refinement of the previous view, rather than a radical rejection of it. Even the last argument in the Phaedo, however is inadequate. The Phaedo is shown as a truly dialectical philosophical conversation about the immortality of the soul.

Plato’s Socratic Philosophy
Stern, Herold
2002 0-7734-7138-3 276 pages
This study is a radical reinterpretation of the dialogues in terms of appearance versus reality. It covers wholly or in part Gorgias, Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Meno, Symposium, Phaedrus, Protagorus, Euthydemus, Republic, Phaedo, Menexenus, and the Parmenides.

Political and Economic Thought and Practice in Nineteenth-Century France and the Colonization of Algeria
Adamson, Kay
2002 0-7734-7296-7 372 pages
A reexamination of the place of Algeria in this history and to consider the manner in which the colonial past has seeped more generally from the conscious European memory. At the same time, contemporary race and politics in Europe can only be fully understood in conjunction with knowlege of these backgrounds and it requires that a different view of the way in which the imperialist experience has been an instrumental influence on perceptions taken.

Politics and Aesthetics of Kateb Yacine from Francophone Literature to Popular Theatre in Algeria and Outside
Salhi, Kamal
1999 0-7734-7871-X 448 pages
A review of Kateb Yacine’s writing throughout his career. It illustrates Yacine’s intellectual journal from the literary novel through the conventional forms of drama to the creation of the authentic, popular style of performance that he took to the people. His quest for identity became comprehensible in Nedjma and was constantly being renewed and reborn throughout his works in a way that reflected the changing social conditions of Algeria as it gained independence and sought to establish itself as a nation state. The contrast between pre- and post- Independence Algeria runs through the whole book and helps the reader gain new insight into the consistency and evolution of Kateb Yacine’s work.

Politics, Language and Gender in the Algerian Arabic Novel
Cox, Debbie
2002 0-7734-7124-3 300 pages
Examines the development of the Arabic novel in post-independence Algeria. It focuses on novels by Abdelhamid Benhadouga, al-Tahar Wattar and Rachid Boudjedra during the period 1972-1988, considering the possibilities for critical expression in the state which emerged from colonial rule and anti-colonial struggle. This is the first extended study of Algeria’s post-independence Arabic literature in a European language. It provides an alternative view which helps to contextualize and extend the study of French-language literature from North Africa, and also contributes to the field of Arabic literary studies by extending its focus beyond the eastern part of the Arab world. It is given added significance because the issue of language has been of critical importance within the current conflict in Algeria and the legacy of colonial rule.

Politics, Poetics and the Algerian Novel
Salhi, Zahia
1999 0-7734-7957-0 304 pages
Examines the development of the Francophone Algerian novel, the circumstances of its emergence, and the various phases of its progress through the pre-independence period, and the extent to which this parallels the political evolution of Algerian nationalism exemplified in the nationalist leader Ferhat Abbas. In focuses on the major themes discussed in the novels, and surveys the criticism of both French and Algerian intelligentsia. The conclusion examines the post-independence literary movement.

Problem of Plato's Cratylus
Soltes, Ori Z.
2007 0-7734-5425-X 496 pages
This works seeks to force classical scholars to think further and differently about the Cratylus and its importance in Plato’s corpus, as well as to open the eyes of scholars working on Wittgenstein, Barthes and Derrida regarding the debt they owe to that dialogue. The study begins by assessing Plato’s role in the developing consciousness, among Greek thinkers, of “language” as an entity for study, while also exploring the more specific issue of Plato’s part in developing formal grammatical awareness and terminology. Further, the work considers Plato’s concern as exemplified by the Cratylus for the reliability of language as an instrument of philosophy. Since philosophy in Plato’s mind is centered on seeking Truth and pursuing an ethical life the Cratylus focuses on how effective words are for seeking truth and defining ethics.

Quest for Wisdom in Plato and Carl Jung. A Comparative Study of the Healers of the Soul
Beck Martha C.
2008 0-7734-5177-3 356 pages
This is an application of Jung to a reading of the texts of Plato and demonstrates how a psychoanalytic practice can provide a framework for textual analysis. This pursuit also reveals how the analysis of these thinkers has much to say about liberal arts education.

Study of Land and Milieu in the Works of Algerian-Born Writers Albert Camus, Mouloud Feraoun, and Mohammed Dib
Ahmad, Fawzia
2005 0-7734-6296-1 188 pages
In this continuum from the pied-noir’s vision of his landscape to the Arab-Algerian’s concept of watan, there is discerned a meaningful connection between land and identity. The author’s reading of the position each author appropriated for himself in the land of his birth in the chosen Algerian pre-independence narratives, attempts to link the three sides of the Algerian trilogy of land, self, and writing. For the Franco-Algerian writers, such an understanding is an important step in knowing the associations that brought divergent reactions to the same land by its colonizers and its colonized. Though time and space specific to the Algeria of 1950s, it furthers an appreciation of present-day reactions and counter reactions that may arise because of the dynamics of self and place. And, also of more importance, the present day (sometimes explosive) issues of self, culture and land in a rapidly changing multicultural climate of our world today.

Tragedy and the Philosophical Life: A Response to Martha Nussbaum Volume II- The Republic
Beck, Martha C.
2006 0-7734-5923-5 280 pages
These books respond to Martha Nussbaum’s interpretation of Plato in The Fragility of Goodness: luck and ethics in Greek tragedy and philosophy. The author focuses her arguments on three issues: 1) Plato’s views did not change as radically as Dr. Nussbaum claims; 2) Plato is not anti-tragic; and 3) Plato’s dialogues go beyond tragedy, both in their form and in their content, without being anti-tragic. These books present a unique view of the philosophical life as a path out of tragedy and a unique understanding of how the character of Socrates exemplifies that life.

Translation of Arthur Ahlvers’ Zahl Und Klang Bei Platon.
Black, John
2002 0-7734-7167-7 180 pages
This work deals with interpretive issues surrounding Plato’s mathematically-based accounts, derived from Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans, of reproduction among the ruling class of the Republic, of terrestrial and celestial music, and of atomic stereometry. It indicates surprising ways in which these accounts are essentially connected. Ahlvers offers a re-analysis of Plato’s derivation of the nuptial number in Republic, and devotes much attention to the broader issues raised by Timaeus. It will be of interest not only to Plato scholars, but to scholars of medieval thought, and music.

Understanding Life and Death Through Plato and Socrates. Philosophy as a Confrontation with Eternity
Weierter, Stuart
2012 0-7734-2899-2 314 pages
It fills in a gap by outlining the ways that Plato and Socrates talk about life and death. There is also a lengthy discussion of how Aristophanes responded with satirical exaggerations of their positions. This author focuses entirely on how death and eternity are integral thematic components of the Platonic dialogues. The contribution is in drawing on copious secondary material to make the argument that all great philosophy must serve as a confrontation with eternity. It must make the audience resolve the issue of their own mortality by confronting our precarious place in the cosmos. Eternity is a prescient theme in Plato and Socrates, which is important for bolstering their place in the Western canon.