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Martin Evans

Although it once represented the victory of anti-clerical republicanism, laïcité has come to mean something very different.

PARIS! OUTRAGED PARIS!
Broken Paris! Martyred Paris, but liberated Paris, Liberated by the people of Paris with help
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After the kidnapping of Moroccan revolutionary Mehdi Ben Barka in 1965, the fingers of blame pointed in several directions. The details of what happened are still not known.

As a historical concept, resistance has been largely ignored by academics.

For those on the British Left, François Mitterrand’s victory in May 1981 was a ray of hope. Here was a president resolutely of the Left, whose...

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

Martin Evans explains the aims and origins of France’s national museum of immigration.

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

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 1898 British and French forces faced off at Fashoda in the Sudan, an outpost on the upper Nile. It was the high point of the European scramble...