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France and Algeria: Trans-Mediterranean society. Translated from the English by Yulia V. Tkachenko

Murray-Miller Gavin

   The colonization of Algeria had an important influence on French politics, culture and the economy during the nineteenth century. This article proposes examining France as a Trans-Mediterranean society characterized by both national and colonial elements. It attempts to question boundaries between nation-state and empire by focusing on the multiple and competing national imaginaries that often shaped understandings of France in an age of imperialism. Trans-Mediterranean France constituted one means of conceptualizing a national-imperial community and provides a framework for assessing French history as well as analyzing current issues relevant to identity politics and multiculturalism today.  

Keywords: history, France, Algeria, Mediterranean, nation, nationalism, Nation-state
Link: Murray-Miller G. France and Algeria: Trans-Mediterranean society. Translated from the English by Yulia V. Tkachenko // Annuaire d'études françaises 2017: La France et la Méditerranée aux époques moderne et contemporaine / Annual of French Studies 2017: France and the Mediterranean in Modern and Contemporary Times.М. P. 141-161.