Conquest And Colonisation In North Africa; Being The Substance Of A Series Of Letters From Algeria

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byGeorge Wingrove Cooke

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. THE BUREAU AEABE. SOURCES OF INFORMATION--OFFICE OF THE BUREAU ARABE JURISDICTION SUSCEPTIBILITY OF THE ARABS TO THE ADVANTAGES OF AN IMPARTIAL TRIBUNAL IMPROMPTU COMMEDIETTA JURISDICTION OF THE BUREAU IN MATTERS OF RELIGION THE MARABOUTS AND TOLBAS STAFF OF THE BUREAU EXAMPLES OF CASES BROUGHT BEFORE THE BUREAU ARABE. How do the French deal with the "Indigenes" in matters of law and police? This ought to be a matter of interest to us, for the French have the same problem before them in Africa which we have in India. They, like us, are only encamped in the country: they hold possession by a military force, and their administration is based entirely upon military law. The Bureau Arabe appears to me to be worth studying; and, in addition to my own observations, I shall bring to bear upon it all that M. Hugonnet has revealed in his Souvenirs d'un Clief du Bureau Arabe -- all that I have gathered from General Daumas and M. Jules Duval. I have gone into many a little hut and seen the Arabs squatting in the ante-room, and the Chef and his secretaries sitting at the table in the little room of audience-- very much in general aspect like our Kutcherries in India; but I do not profess from these casual visits to be able to state the workings of this very important institution. . The reader, therefore, if he would know how the French rule the Arabs, must allow me to mingle my reading with my personal observation, and bring him into contact with Frenchmen who have worked in the institution I wish to describe. The office of the "Bureau Arabe" is to superintend the native population; it obtains, or lays itself out to obtain, information of all that passes; it controls the administration of the Arab chiefs; it listens to the complaints that are laid befo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. THE BUREAU AEABE. SOURCES OF INFORMATION--OFFICE OF THE BUREAU ARABE JURISDICTION SUSCEPTIBILITY OF THE ARABS T...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217920047

ISBN - 13:9780217920049

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