Arabs of the Jewish Faith: The Civilizing Mission in Colonial Algeria (Jewish Cultures of the World)
By: Joshua Schreier (author)Hardback
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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.
JOSHUA SCHREIER is an assistant professor of history at Vassar College.
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