Arabs of the Jewish Faith : The Civilizing Mission in Colonial Algeria.

Exploring how Algerian Jews responded to and appropriated France's newly conceived "civilizing mission" in the mid-nineteenth century, Arabs of the Jewish Faith shows that the ideology, while rooted in French Revolutionary ideals of regeneration, enlightenment, and emancipation, actua...

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Main Author: Schreier, Joshua.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2010.
Series:Jewish Cultures of the World Ser.
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Summary:Exploring how Algerian Jews responded to and appropriated France's newly conceived "civilizing mission" in the mid-nineteenth century, Arabs of the Jewish Faith shows that the ideology, while rooted in French Revolutionary ideals of regeneration, enlightenment, and emancipation, actually developed as a strategic response to the challenges of controlling the unruly and highly diverse populations of Algeria's coastal cities.
Physical Description:1 online resource (251 pages)
ISBN:9780813550350