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.
Jews, commerce, and communities in early colonial Algeria Revolution, republicanism, and religion: responses to civilizing in Oran, 1848 Synagogues, surveillance, and civilization Teaching civilization: French schools and Algerian midrashim, 1852-1870 From Napoleon's Sanhedrin to the Cremieux decree: sex, marriage and the boundaries of civilization.
Description based upon print version of record. Includes bibliographical references and index. Description based on print version record.