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Rebel and saint : Muslim notables, populist protest, colonial encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904) /
Julia A. Clancy-Smith.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1994.
xxiii, 370 p. : 9 maps ; 24 cm.
0520082427 (alk. paper)
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Berkeley : University of California Press, 1994.
0520082427 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-358) and index.
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"A very fine book--contemporary and sophisticated without being trendy."--R. Steven Humphreys, author ofIslamic History: A Framework for Inquiry
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"A very fine book--contemporary and sophisticated without being trendy."--R. Steven Humphreys, author of Islamic History: A Framework for Inquiry
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Julia Clancy-Smith's unprecedented study brings us a remarkable view of North African history from the perspective of the North Africans themselves. Focusing on the religious beliefs and political actions of Muslim elites and their followers in Algeria and Tunisia, she provides a richly detailed analysis of resistance and accommodation to colonial rule. Clancy-Smith demonstrates the continuities between the eras of Turkish and French rule as well as the importance of regional ties among elite families in defining Saharan political cultures. She rejects the position that Algerians and Tunisians were invariably victims of western colonial aggression, arguing instead that Muslim notables understood the outside world and were quite capable of manipulating the massive changes occurring around them.
Table of Contents
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Introductionp. 1
A Desert Civilization: The Pre-Sahara of Algeria and Tunisia, C. 1800-1830p. 11
Saint and Sufi: Religious Notables of the Pre-Saharap. 33
Hedging Bets in a Time of Troubles: Algeria, 1830-1849p. 65
Mahdi and Saint: The 1849 Bu Ziyan Uprisingp. 92
Baraka and Barud: Sidi Mustafa's Emigration to Tunisiap. 125
The Sharif of Warqala's Jihad, 1850-1866p. 168
The Shaykh and His Daughter: Implicit Pacts and Cultural Survival, C. 1827-1904p. 214
Conclusionp. 254
Abbreviationsp. 267
Notesp. 269
Glossaryp. 347
Select Bibliographyp. 351
Indexp. 359
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