Hamdan Khodja (Q). Algerian academic. Hamdan ben Othman Khodja. edit. Language, Label, Description, Also known as. English. Hamdan Khodja. See more of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum | Fazza on Facebook. Log In. or. Create New Account. See more of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin. Hamdan Khodja is the author of Le Miroir ( avg rating, 5 ratings, 1 review, published ).

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So the Turks, who understood this fact, chose a way around it. He explains how they conspired against the Algerians by reporting lies to the French who relied on them because they spoke French and Arabic and how they took the opportunity to buy properties from the Algerians at very low prices.

Even when Muslim states conquered other countries, it was never because they felt they were superior. As much as we should work on our colonisability, the Europeans should work on hsmdan colonisity.

Which brings me to an important point: This last point khdoja very important as it hit the religious side. As to your comment, I think Bennabi became famous for his colonisability concept because he was the first to introduce it in this very accurate manner, but his analysis was more global.

They noticed that both the Kabyles and Arabs had a sort of adoration for their Maraboutsso they honoured them and gave them money.

He also blames Dey Hussein because he had appointed this useless man, the right man in the right place as the saying goes. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The second way is more respectable, the Turks spread justice and impartiality this unfortunately is an aspect forgotten khoxja the Algerian government.


Le Miroir: Aperçu Historique et Statistique sur la Régence d’Alger by Hamdan Khodja

Another important point mentioned in the book is the taxes. Hamdan Khodja shares his perspective on the French invasion and tries to explain the causes of its success. Email required Address never made public. These people being the Turksthe Kouloughlisthe Moors and also the Kabyles and Arabs who settled in the cities and adopted their customs. On the other hand, if the French decided to conquer Algeria and stay there, he promised a tough hamdxn from the Kabyles and Arabs outside of the Algerian cities.

Hamdan then explained that the French had no right to tax the Algerians, mainly because they were unable to guarantee security outside of the city of Algiers, and also because they are not Muslims and many of the taxes they claimed they wanted khodka Algerians to pay them as they did for the Turks were based on Islam. As a “kouloughli”, which was a term used to refer to the offspring of Turkish men and Algerian women, Khodja received an excellent education and was well travelled.

It basically denies every negative point, or blames it on those who replaced Clauzel. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. They also respected and protected the Kabyle and Arab shrines.

Hamdan Khodja Memoire Remis À La Commission D’ Afrique En 1833

I liked the first part of the book. Buy it from Argentina, Brazil, India and may be Sudan. Yes indeed I understand what you mean, …the people were divided in a tribal like social system and devoted to the marabou worshiping… compared to what was happening in Europe, at that time, our people seemed to be sleeping… drifting away from the world civilization flow, but still when you read the book people are portrayed as honourable people who had a code of honour who lived peacefully in their land and that was enough for them.


Unfortunately the future tells us that he was mistaken and colonialism had stronger arguments. What solution did we find?

He wrote the book ” Le Miroir ” in which he denounced the encroachments by French soldiers in Algiers, thus becoming the first essayist on this subject.

And the fourth point is treated in many pages reserved to Marshal Clauzel accusing him of several wrongdoings. On the other hand, the people who live in the cities such as Algiers are more sophisticated, richer and more knowledgeable. In the first part, Hamdan Khodja describes the different populations living in the Regency. He mentioned the several Deys who got appointed then assassinated by the Janissaries.

He said our people have been using a broom with a short handle for N years and nobody thought of using a long handle. Biography Khodjq was born in Algiers, Algeria, in to a family of Turkish origin belonging to the high administration of the regency.

The second part of the book deals with the French invasion and its consequences both on Algeria and France. You are right, the people cherished many great values.

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