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Author: Benjamin Brower
ISBN: 0231154933
Subcategory: Africa
Pages 480 pages
Publisher Columbia University Press; Reprint edition (September 27, 2011)
Language English
Category: History
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eBook A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902 (History and Society of the Modern Middle East) download

by Benjamin Brower


A Desert Named Peace is a very impressive book. Brower (UT) examines the French invasion and conquest of the desert areas further inland.

A Desert Named Peace is a very impressive book. A series of case studies provide examples of the often extreme violence of military action against local peoples, their sometimes brutal responses, the nature of slavery in the region, and French adaptations of it, and the ways in which a veil of romanticism helped make palatable what was clearly a gross violation of their national principles.

In the Sahara, as in the Middle East, the duration and intensity of drought are closely connected with the location and seasonal movement of the subtropical highs and the upper-air jet streams

In the Sahara, as in the Middle East, the duration and intensity of drought are closely connected with the location and seasonal movement of the subtropical highs and the upper-air jet streams part of the year, et.

French Violence in the Algerian Sahara between the "Pénétration . This book explores French motivations to conquer the Algerian Sahara as well.

French Violence in the Algerian Sahara between the "Pénétration Pacifique" and the "Blue Legend". A Desert Named Peace is a study of the different shapes and forms of violence perpetuated by the French, and in some cases violence inflicted on them, as they brought the Algerian Sahara under French control. This book explores French motivations to conquer the Algerian Sahara as well as French perceptions of the Sahara and its inhabitants, which resulted in policies that brought destruction, disruption, and death to Saharan societies.

A Desert Named Peace takes a look behind the benign façade of France’s mission civilisatrice and finds it. .

A Desert Named Peace takes a look behind the benign façade of France’s mission civilisatrice and finds it wanting. After a brief look at the initial French invasion and occupation of northern Algeria, undertaken partially to help suppress piracy but mostly to garner martial glory for the restored Bourbon regime, Prof. Brower (University of Texas) examines the French invasion and conquest of the desert areas further inland. A series of case studies follow. A volume in the Columbia series History and Society of the Modern Middle East, A Desert Named Peace is a well written revisionist look at the dark side of colonialism which still influences international relations.

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2010: Benjamin Claude Brower, A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902 (Columbia .

2010: Benjamin Claude Brower, A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902 (Columbia University Press). 2011: Co-winners: Nile Green, Bombay Islam: The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840-1915 (Cambridge University Press) and Rochelle Davis, Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced (Stanford University Press). 2012: Sam White, The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (Cambridge University Press).

Автор: Gallois Название: A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony ISBN: 0230294316 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230294318 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The ambitious aim of Brower's impressive study of the Sahara under French rule i.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The ambitious aim of Brower's impressive study of the Sahara under French rule i.For questions or feedback, please reach us at support at scilit.

In the mid-nineteenth century, French colonial leaders in Algeria started southward into the Sahara, beginning a fifty-year period of violence. Lying in the shadow of the colonization of northern Algeria, which claimed the lives of over a million people, French empire in the Sahara sought power through physical force as it had elsewhere; yet violence in the Algerian Sahara followed a more complicated logic than the old argument that it was simply a way to get empire on the cheap. A Desert Named Peace examines colonial violence through multiple stories and across several fields of research. It presents four cases: the military conquests of the French army in the oases and officers' predisposition to use extreme violence in colonial conflicts; a spontaneous nighttime attack made by Algerian pastoralists on a French village, as notable for its brutality as for its obscure causes; the violence of indigenous forms of slavery and the colonial accommodations that preserved it during the era of abolition; and the struggles of French Romantics whose debates about art and politics arrived from Paris with disastrous consequences. Benjamin Claude Brower uses these different perspectives to reveal the unexpected causes of colonial violence, such as France's troubled revolutionary past and its influence on the military's institutional culture, the aesthetics of the sublime and its impact on colonial thinking, the ecological crises suffered by Saharan pastoralists under colonial rule, and the conflicting paths to authority inherent in Algerian Sufism. Directly engaging a controversial history, A Desert Named Peace offers an important backdrop to understanding the Algerian war for independence (1954-1962) and Algeria's ongoing internal war, begun in 1992, between the government and armed groups that claim to fight for an Islamist revolution.
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exhaustive, well documented' one of the best books about the French colonial history in north africa
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'A Desert Named Peace takes a look behind the benign façade of the French "mission civilisatrice" and finds it wanting. After a brief look at the initial French invasion and occupation of northern Algeria, partially to help suppress piracy but mostly to garner martial glory for the Bourbons, Prof. Brower (UT) examines the French invasion and conquest of the desert areas further inland. A series of case studies provide examples of the often extreme violence of military action against local peoples, their sometimes brutal responses, the nature of slavery in the region, and French adaptations of it, and the ways in which a veil of romanticism helped make palatable what was clearly a gross violation of their national principles. A well written revisionist look at the dark side of colonialism which still influences international relations.'

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