A book by James McDougall, Fellow and Tutor in History, is joint winner of the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize in Middle Eastern Studies.
A History of Algeria, published by Cambridge University Press, covers a period of five hundred years, from the arrival of the Ottomans to the aftermath of the Arab uprisings. In the book, James McDougall presents an expansive new account of the modern history of Africa’s largest country and draws on substantial new scholarship and over a decade of research to place Algerian society at the centre of the story, tracing the continuities and the resilience of Algeria’s people and their cultures.
The £10,000 prize, endowed by the Shaykh Abdallah Mubarak al-Sabah Foundation and awarded by the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, was awarded jointly to A History of Algeria and Letters of Light, a book on Arabic calligraphy by J R Osborn. The prize ceremony took place at the British Academy.
Posted: 3 December 2018