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Arabs of the Jewish Faith

The Civilizing Mission in Colonial Algeria

Arabs of the Jewish Faith( )
Author: Schreier, Joshua
Series title:Jewish Cultures of the World Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8135-5035-0
Publication Date:Aug 2010
Publisher:Rutgers University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $63.95
Book Description:

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.



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