The painter Claude Monet spent his early twenties as a soldier in French North Africa, yet none of his works or writings from this period survive. Jeffrey Meyers pieces together a portrait of the artist as a young man.

Martin Evans on one of the most remarkable films to come out of the Middle East and North Africa in the past decade.

Derek Severn describes how the assault secured the release of many slaves and much ransom money but Barbary pirates remained a menace until the French annexation.

On the centenary of his birth, Martin Evans looks at the evolving legacy of the Algerian-born French writer Albert Camus

Martin Evans offers a frank reassessment of his article on 30 years of Algerian independence, published in History Today in 1992.

Paul Lay considers the study of Late Antiquity and the rise of global history.

To mark Algeria's day of independence, here's a primer on the country's vibrant musical scene.

The Jews of Algeria had lived side by side with Muslims for centuries, but the struggle for Algerian independence presented them with stark choices, as Martin Evans explains.

In this episode, Martin Evans discusses the Jews of French Algeria, and the challenges they faced as the struggle for Algerian independence gathered momentum.

It is instructive to compare the decline and post-Second World War destiny of the British and French empires. Whereas a Labour government in...