Education and career
Born in Lyon, teacher of history, he taught at the Gautier high school in Algiers from 1947, then at the Lakanal high school in Sceaux from 1957. He was a research associate at CNRS from 1959 to 1961. He became assistant and then associate professor at the Sorbonne University, where he taught until 1969. At the same time in 1968, led by Charles-André Julien, he presented his thesis on the situation of Muslims in Algeria and France from 1871 to 1919.
He was appointed professor at the University of Tours in 1970, then at the Université Paris XII in 1982. He chaired the Société française d'histoire d'outre-mer (French Society of overseas history) up to 2008 and directed the Revue française d'histoire d'outre-mer (French magazine of overseas history).
- Politiques coloniales au Maghreb, ((English) Colonial politics in Maghreb), PUF, 1973
- Histoire de l'Algérie contemporaine (1871-1954), ((English)History of Contemporary Algeria (1871.1954)), PUF, 1979
- Histoire de la France coloniale, ((English) History of colonial France colonial), Armand Colin, 1990
- La Argelia de los franceses, ((English) The Algeria of the French), Seoul, 1993
- (French) L'hommage de Benjamin Stora à Charles-Robert Ageron sur le site www.mediapart.fr (Tribute to C.R. Aragon by Benjamin Stora).
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