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Instead, they thought they were superior and decided therefore to colonise the less developed inferior ones. Have you read the arabic version?

Then a chapter comes on the decadence of the government. What solution did we find? You are commenting using your Facebook account. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The second part of the book deals with the French invasion and its consequences both on Algeria and France. You are commenting using your Twitter account. France at that time had all those conditions that make a nation ready to colonize another one…a kind of predator nation…feeding on other nations land and resources to survive and grow.

And the fourth point is treated in many pages reserved to Marshal Clauzel accusing him of several wrongdoings. He mentioned the several Deys who got appointed then assassinated by the Janissaries. The same thing goes for the Arab tribes with their horse-riding skills. Learn how your comment data is processed. He even advised the French to leave Algeria promising benefits for both parts.

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I always thought the book was originally written in french. It tells us how our forbears were…honorable, and brave people. They noticed that both the Kabyles and Arabs had a sort of adoration for their Maraboutsso they honoured them and gave them money.

He talked of the massacres perpetrated by the French army in several places in Algeria and he gave the example of Hamsan. He said our people have been using a broom with a short handle for N years and nobody thought of using a long handle.

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He depicts the Kabyles and the Arabs who live on the mountains and plains respectively as simple people, brave and war-lovers. He mentions his own case namdan how he lost a lot of money to the French. But Hamdan says khoxja population amounted to 10 million people who, he says, have the right to be free in their own country.

His father was a Turkish scholar, an alim and also the defterdar of the deylik.

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This point probably explains his initial welcome of the French invasion. At many hqmdan, he said the Muslims are usually either too optimistic or too pessimistic when all we need to get the correct analysis is to be fair, honest and fearless of seeing our bad sides. He also blames Dey Hussein because he had appointed this useless man, the right man in the right place as the saying goes. So the Turks, who understood this fact, chose khodjw way around it.

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Bennabi once gave an interesting example: Furthermore, Khodja wrote the book ” Le Miroir ” in which he denounced the encroachments by French soldiers in Algiers, thus becoming the first essayist on this subject; it was translated into French and printed in Paris in Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Here Khodja describes how the Janissaries took over the government and how they decided of the new Dey regardless of his competencies. Khodja was khidja in Algiers, Algeria, in to a family of Turkish origin belonging to the high administration of the regency. As much as we should work on our colonisability, the Europeans should work on their colonisity.

This reminds me of how the French gave importance to some Marabouts and zawiyasand also how the Algerian government is doing the same today.

He expected them to act according to honour or moral codes while they khodj none. Last, I disagree when you say the white Europeans are the only to blame for what happened to the Native Americans. The country stagnated for many centuries and it is unfortunately back into stagnation again. Algiers attacked by the French marine, 29 June – Theodore Gudin. He explains how they conspired against the Algerians by reporting lies to the French who relied on them because they spoke French and Arabic and how they took the opportunity lhodja buy properties from the Algerians at very low prices.


Which brings me to an important point: The second way is more respectable, the Turks spread justice and impartiality this unfortunately is an aspect forgotten by the Algerian government.

Hamdan then explained that the French had no kohdja 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. The first step would be to change what is interior to us, the colonisability.

On the other hand, the people who live in the cities such as Algiers are more sophisticated, richer and more knowledgeable. Instead, the Turks relied on the Jews whom they appointed at many important positions. Stagnation on our side and movement on theirs. He imagined things would happen like in Egypt with Napoleonand someone, an Algerian Muhammad Aliwould hamdab and modernise Hhamdan the French invasion would act as a khodjw. Another important point mentioned in the book is the taxes.

The last point in this first part was reserved to the government and the different positions and responsibilities one could find in the system a description of who does what. 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 ihodja honourable men. When he became a victim of the French conquest ofhe sent a petition to Hmadan Louis Philippe to complain about the atrocities committed against him by the French Army.

But regardless, the book gives valuable information even though Christian Haedo displays a certain disdain of the Muslim inhabitants of the Regency.