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I don't know much at all about Lie algebras or representation theory, and I'm trying to read Ribet's `Review of Abelian l-adic Representations and Elliptic Curves'.

Is there a standard reference for $l$-adic Lie algebra stuff, or a general reference on lie algebras and representation theory which is more suited to learning about $l$-adic lie algebras?

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I would recommend Serre's Lie Groups and Lie Algebras and then Bourbaki : Lie Groups Vol1. – DBS Jul 10 '13 at 5:18
I don't know what you mean by $l$-adic Lie algebra, a Lie algebra over $Q_l$? Representation theory of $l$-adic groups is not understand by its Lie algebras, if you hope for an analogy with Harish Chandra modules, but via Heckealgebras. – Feb 21 '14 at 15:48

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