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A history of violence in the early Algerian colony [electronic resource] /
William Gallois, Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern History, University of Exeter.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
description
vii, 207 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN
9780230294318 (hbk.)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
isbn
9780230294318 (hbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction -- 'Algeria': The archaeology of Barbary -- L'armée d'Afrique -- Violence in Algeria, 1830-37 -- The evolution of the Razzia, 1837-47 -- A future painted in sombre colours -- An Algerian genocide?.
catalogue key
12027552
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-202) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
William Gallois is Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Exeter, UK. He works on the history of the western Mediterranean, focusing on exchanges between Europe and the Arab-Islamic world. His previous monographs include The Administration of Sickness: Medicine and Ethics in Nineteenth-Century Algeria (2008) and Time, Religion and History (2007).
Reviews
Review Quotes
"This is an interesting and original manuscript which has the potential to make an impact in its field, and which certainly contributes to current debates in the scholarly literature on colonial violence...an important and polished manuscript which combines provocative and original argument with presentation of hitherto-overlooked archival sources." Stephen Tyre, University of St Andrews, UK
"This is an interesting and original manuscript which has the potential to make an impact in its field, and which certainly contributes to current debates in the scholarly literature on colonial violence…an important and polished manuscript which combines provocative and original argument with presentation of hitherto-overlooked archival sources." Stephen Tyre, University of St Andrews, UK
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Using newly-discovered documentation from the French military archives, this book offers a comprehensive study of the forms of violence adopted by the French Army in Africa. Its coverage ranges from detailed case studies of massacres to the question of whether a genocide took place in Algeria.
Long Description
Using newly-discovered documentation from the French military archives, A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony offers a comprehensive study of the forms of violence adopted by the French Army in Africa. Its coverage ranges from detailed case studies of massacres to the question of whether a genocide took place in Algeria. It begins by asking whether French brutality in Algeria was a consequence of Europeans mirroring a culture of atrocities they believed they would find on 'the Barbary Coast', and goes on to study the manner in which an exterminatory policy was agreed upon by Ministers, generals and soldiers in the campaigns of the 1840s.
Main Description
Using newly-discovered documentation from the French military archives, A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony offers a comprehensive study of the forms of violence adopted by the French Army in Africa. Its coverage ranges from detailed case studies of massacres to the question of whether a genocide took place in Algeria. It begins by asking whether French brutality in Algeria was a consequence of Europeans mirroring a culture of atrocities they believed they would find on 'theBarbary Coast', and goes on to study the manner in which an exterminatory policy was agreed upon by Ministers, generals and soldiers in the campaigns of the 1840s.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
'Algeria': The Archaeology of Barbaryp. 25
L'armée d'Afriquep. 52
Violence in Algeria, 1830-37p. 81
The Evolution of the Razzia, 1837-47p. 100
A Future Painted in Sombre Coloursp. 122
An Algerian Genocide?p. 145
Notesp. 172
Bibliographyp. 190
Indexp. 203
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