Jean-Paul Sartre and the Algerian Revolution, 1954-1962

Amrani, Abdelmadjid (1990) Jean-Paul Sartre and the Algerian Revolution, 1954-1962. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

What follows is a discussion of Jean-Paul Sartre's writings and political activities on the Algerian revolution between 1954 and 1962. In this study, it is stressed that Sartre's political writings are in favour of the struggle of the Algerian people not only because of his general philosophy of life but also because of his idea of freedom for which he had fought since the Second World War. Thus, I discuss, first, how the organized revolution started in November 1, 1954, against the French colonialists and how the French government reacted by transferring power to the military forces in Algeria. Torture and indiscriminate killing were the main policy of the French Army in Algeria. In the course of my examination, I concentrate only on the most important events of the Algerian War. Secondly, I attempt to analyze the development of Sartre's philosophical and political writings to show how he became involved in the Algerian revolution to the danger of his life in the early 1960s.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Philosophy, French literature, North African studies
Date of Award: 1990
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1990-76935
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 09:27
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:27
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76935

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