Paris: Presses universitaires de france, 1952. Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 398 pages. Contains several fold-out maps in color. In French. “Andre Chouraqui is an author and public figure. Born in Asn-TMmouchent, Algeria, Chouraqui studied political economy and Muslim law at Paris University and the Institut de France. A World War II French resistance fighter, he was awarded the Legion of Honor by the French government and also received various Israel decorations. Chouraqui was one of the few North African Jewish intellectuals who immigrated to Israel. He was deputy mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1969. In June 1977 Chouraqui was awarded a gold medal by the French Academy for his literary work. His literary works, which have been translated into several languages, include La CrMation de l'Etat d'Israel (1948) ; Les Juifs d'Afrique du Nord (1952; revised translation, Between East and West: a History of the Jews of North Africa, 1968) ; and essays on biblical studies and medieval philosophy, among which Introduction aux "Devoirs des Coeurs" de Bahya Ibn Paquda (1950) , La pensMe juive (1965) , and Lettre B un ami Arabe (1969) . He also wrote a biography of Theodor Herzl (1960; A Man Alone (1970) ) ” (David Corcos in EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Jews - Africa, North - History. Bumping to spine. Chipping to bottom of cover on spine. Some creasing and bumping to cover. Many pages are un-cut. Rippling to textblock. Fold-out maps and images still beautifully intact. Otherwise in Good condition. (SEF-7-1).