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Le Miroir: Aperçu Historique et Statistique sur la Régence d’Alger

Algiers attacked by the French marine, 29 June – Theodore Gudin. Hamdan then explained that the French had no right to tax the Algerians, mainly because they were unable to guarantee security outside of the city of Algiers, and also because they are not Muslims and many of the taxes they claimed they wanted the Algerians to pay them as they did for the Turks were based on Islam. He wrote the book ” Le Miroir ” in which he denounced the khofja by French soldiers in Algiers, thus becoming the first essayist on this subject.

Notify me of new posts via email. He expected them to act according to honour or moral codes while they had hamdsn.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Having said this, Bennabi reacted to his environment with people complaining all the time and protesting to get their rights very similar to our current situation.

He depicts the Kabyles and the Arabs who live on the mountains and plains respectively as simple people, brave and war-lovers. Even when Muslim states conquered other countries, it was never because they felt they were superior.


Unfortunately the future tells us that he was mistaken and colonialism had stronger arguments. I liked the first part of the book. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: He even advised the French to leave Algeria promising benefits for both parts.

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As a “kouloughli”, which was a term used hamdah refer to the offspring of Kjodja men and Algerian women, Khodja received an excellent education and was well travelled. Biography Khodja was born in Algiers, Algeria, in to a family of Turkish origin belonging to the high administration of the regency.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. He said our people have been using a broom with a short handle for N years and nobody thought of using a long handle. But while stating these differences, Khodja insists that hamdaj are united within the Regency. Then a chapter comes on the decadence of the government.

As to your comment, I think Bennabi became famous for his colonisability concept because he was the first to introduce it in this very accurate manner, but his analysis was more global.

He mentioned the several Deys who got appointed then assassinated by the Janissaries. The second part of the book deals with the French invasion and its consequences both on Algeria and France. Learn how your comment data is processed. And I feel he did wonderfully well khodjs this regard.

You are right, the people cherished many great values. The same thing goes for the Arab tribes with their horse-riding skills.

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At the beginning I was thinking it was a way to trick them by recalling the best in their civilisation, but the more I read and the more I became convinced that he really believed the French would act as honourable men. Khodja became known as one of the most important mercants and richest men in Algiers, where he was in very great demand hamdaan colleagues desiring to participate in his commercial operations which extended to the Ottoman Empire as well as to Europe.


This last point was very important as it hit the religious side. He imagined things would happen like in Egypt with Napoleonand someone, an Algerian Muhammad Aliwould emerge and modernise Algeria the French invasion would act as a catalyst.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Notify me of new comments via email. So the Turks, who understood this fact, chose a way around it. This site uses cookies. They also respected and protected the Kabyle and Arab shrines. One Night with You film.

But Hamdan says the population amounted to 10 million people who, he says, have the right to be free in their own country. The last point in this first jamdan was reserved to the government and the different positions and responsibilities one could find in the system a description of who does what.

They noticed that both the Kabyles and Arabs had a sort of adoration for their Maraboutsso they honoured them and gave them money.