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Author Abi-Mershed, Osama.

Title Apostles of modernity : Saint-Simonians and the civilizing mission in Algeria / Osama W. Abi-Mershed
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 328 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction : republicanism deferred -- Never the twain shall meet? -- The moral conquest -- Impermanent monstrosities -- Lights out -- Raised in our care -- Napoleon, emperor of the Arabs -- Conclusion : another Napoleon, another Waterloo
Summary This study of the specialized military Offices of Arab Affairs in Algeria during the formative decades of French rule from 1830 to 1870 disputes the conventional view that the doctrine of assimilation governed France's colonial policies and practices in the nineteenth century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Saint-Simon, Henri, comte de, 1760-1825 -- Influence.
France. Armée. Armée d'Afrique -- Officers -- Political activity -- Algeria.
Assimilation (Sociology) -- France -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.
Algeria -- Politics and government -- 1830-1962.
France -- Colonies -- Africa -- Administration.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009050167
ISBN 0804769095 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0804774722 (electronic bk.)
9780804769099 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780804774727 (electronic bk.)