Although it once represented the victory of anti-clerical republicanism, laïcité has come to mean something very different.
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.
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.
Martin Evans introduces a short series looking at changing attitudes to history in the former Communist states.
Football became a potent expression of Algeria’s struggle for independence, never more so than during the dramatic events that preceded the 1958 World Cup, as Martin Evans explains.