1) Historical Dictionary of Egypt (3rd Ed) – Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Robert Johnston
Scarecrow Press | 2003 | PDF
This meticulous reference work will, like its precursors, become a valuable reference tool for everyone who needs accurate and timely information about Egypt, one of the most important countries in today’s Middle East. Written by an established research scholar and an experienced reference librarian, this third edition includes maps of the country, a chronology of major historical events from the Arab conquest to the current Middle East crisis, a general historical synopsis, the actual dictionary, a comprehensive bibliography of books and articles in Arabic as well as in English and French, a table of Egyptian weights and measures, a listing of old and new military ranks in the Egyptian armed services, and a list of rulers and heads of government from 1878 to the present.
2) Historical Dictionary of Libya (4th Ed) – Ronald Bruce St John
Scarecrow Press | 2006 | PDF
The Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, more commonly known as Libya, rests on the periphery of three worlds: Arab, African, and Mediterranean. Libya’s strategic location, combined with its oil wealth and revolutionary leadership, have kept this isolated, sparsely populated state in the headlines for much of the last four decades.
The Fourth Edition of the Historical Dictionary of Libya provides much needed cultural, economical, historical, geographical, and political perspective on the old as well as the new Libya. More than one-quarter of the information herein is entirely new or substantially revised and updated since the issuance of the last edition. Through its maps, a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, its comprehensive bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the most significant events, places, personalities, and ideas, this reference covers everything from the Arab conquest of the area over twelve centuries to the state of the country after the September Revolution and the dominance of the Qaddafi regime.
3) Historical Dictionary of Algeria (2nd Ed) – Heggoy Alf Andrew
Scarecrow Press | 1994 | EPUB
This expanded second edition will enable students from secondary to graduate levels to explore Algeria’s history from prehistoric to contemporary times. New, updated entries, current maps and enlarged appendices. make the second edition even more useful, in light of Algeria’s current state of upheveal. …this dictionary is highly recommended for quick reference and preliminary research.
4) Historical Dictionary of Tunisia (2nd Ed) – Kenneth J. Perkins
Scarecrow Press | 1997 | EPUB
Containing an updated chronology, additional entries, and an enlarged bibliography, this second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Tunisia offers interested historians the information they need for continued research into this unique African nation. As a link between Arab and African worlds and the European community, this small country has managed to maintain a stable position in the ever-shifting North African political climate under the sure leadership of Habib Bourguiba and Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.
The Dictionary focuses primarily on the period from the introduction of Islam in the seventh century A.D. to the present, but the inclusion of materials from the Carthagian and Roman eras acknowledges the area’s rich pre-Islamic heritage. Each entry of the original edition has been reviewed to ensure accuracy and, where appropriate, revised to take the most recent scholarship and statistical data into account. These updates are supplemented by many new entries, so that the dictionary contains the most up-to-date information available on such aspects of contemporary Tunisia as its education system, economy, relations with other countries, social structure, and tourist industry. An extensive bibliography, arranged chronologically and topically, lists European-language books and periodicals on Tunisia. Contains a chronology, maps, and list of rulers from 800-1996. This edition is a timely, comprehensive and definitive reference work on a country that has, for centuries, stood at the crossroads of European and Islamic worlds.
5) Historical Dictionary of Morocco (2nd Ed) – Thomas K. Park, Aomar Boum
Scarecrow Press | 2005 | PDF
The Kingdom of Morocco achieved its independence in 1956 after over 40 years as a French protectorate. Since its independence, it has further expanded its area of control by reclaiming the formerly international city of Tangier as well as annexing Western Sahara from Spain in the 1970s. In 1777, Morocco became the first nation to recognize the United States, and the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship of 1783 is the oldest unbroken friendship treaty with the U.S.
Morocco of the past and present are covered in this second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Morocco. A comprehensive introduction, focusing on its history, provides a helpful synopsis of the kingdom, and is supplemented with a useful chronology of major events. Hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on former rulers, current leaders, ancient capitals, significant locations, influential institutions, and crucial aspects of the economy, society, culture and religion form the core of the book. A bibliography of sources is included to promote further more specialized study.