Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia

The Tragedy of Longevity

  • Derek Hopwood

Part of the St Antony's book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Derek Hopwood
    Pages 1-28
  3. Derek Hopwood
    Pages 29-79
  4. Derek Hopwood
    Pages 80-94
  5. Derek Hopwood
    Pages 95-105
  6. Derek Hopwood
    Pages 106-143
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 149-159

About this book


President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia was an Arab leader greatly admired in the West for his moderation and level headedness. He led his small country to independence after a prolonged struggle against the French coloniser. He suffered long periods of deprivation and imprisonment before he acceded to supreme rule. His country has much to thank him for but he ruled too long and ended his reign in the tragedy of senility and absolutism. This book is a sympathetic study of a long and fascinating life.


absolutism French independence tragedy

Authors and affiliations

  • Derek Hopwood
    • 1
  1. 1.St Antony’s CollegeOxfordUK

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