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Arabs of the Jewish Faith: The Civilizing Mission in Colonial Algeria

A lecture by Joshua Schreier, Vassar College

Tuesday, March 08, 2011
12:00 PM
306 Royce Hall

Prof. Schreier will explore how Algerian Jews responded to and appropriated France’s newly conceived “civilizing mission” in the mid-19th century. His new book, 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.

Sponsored by the UCLA Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies

Cost : Free and Open to the Public


Sponsor(s): , Sponsored by UCLA’s Center for Jewish Studies and the Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies

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