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A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony

Authors: Gallois, William

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Using newly-discovered documentation from the French military archives, A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony offers a comprehensive study of the forms of violence adopted by the French Army in Africa. Its coverage ranges from detailed case studies of massacres to the question of whether a genocide took place in Algeria.

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William Gallois is Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern History at Exeter University, UK. He works on the history of the western Mediterranean, focusing on exchanges between Europe and the Arab-Islamic world. His previous monographs include The Administration of Sickness: Medicine and Ethics in Nineteenth-Century Algeria (Palgrave, 2008) and Time, Religion and History (2007).

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"This is an interesting and original manuscript which has the potential to make an impact in its field, and which certainly contributes to current debates in the scholarly literature on colonial violence an important and polished manuscript which combines provocative and original argument with presentation of hitherto-overlooked archival sources." Stephen Tyre, University of St Andrews, UK

"Violence in its many forms, and colonial violence in particular, has been the focus of a wave of recent scholarly literature. Stimulated, no doubt, by the violence and imperialist activities of the twenty-first century, much of which has occurred in former colonial territories, one question that has preoccupied scholars with an interest in the subject is the extent to which violence in colonial territories was genocidal. In his thoroughly researched, cogently argued contribution to this literature, William Gallois looks at violence during the early years of military rule in French Algeria. When examining periods of conquest, as the military period was, the problem arises as to how to untangle the activities of warfare from those of massacres or genocide. The question is complicated further by the ongoing scholarly debate as to what exactly constitutes genocide. Gallois addresses these difficulties head on, engaging with the recent scholarship on genocide and evaluating the different stages of French military action in the colony." - Patricia Lorcin, American Historical Review


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31370-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137313706
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29431-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33334-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 207
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