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Last, I disagree when you say the white Europeans are the only to blame for what happened to the Native Americans. It tells us how our forbears were…honorable, and brave people. This site uses cookies. As to your khoda, 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. Instead, they thought they were superior and decided therefore to colonise the less developed inferior ones.

Here Khodja describes khorja the Janissaries took over the government and how they decided of the new Dey regardless of his competencies.

As much as we should work on our colonisability, the Europeans should work on their colonisity. The country stagnated for many centuries and it hamdaj unfortunately back into stagnation again.

Hamdan ben Othman Khodja was an Algerian dignitary and scholar. But while stating these differences, Khodja insists that all are united within the Regency. 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.

Some rumours say Haedo never lived in Algiers and his books relate the facts other captives shared with him. Have you read the arabic version? You are right, the people cherished many great uamdan. They also respected and protected the Kabyle and Arab shrines.


These people being the Turksthe Kouloughlisthe Moors and also the Kabyles and Arabs who settled in the cities and adopted their customs. Then a chapter comes on the decadence of the government. But regardless, the book gives valuable information even though Christian Haedo displays a certain disdain of the Muslim inhabitants of the Regency.

The first step would be to change what is interior to us, the colonisability. Hamdan Khodja mentioned a second book to come but he never wrote it. At many occasions, he said the Muslims are usually either too optimistic or too pessimistic when all we need to get the correct analysis is to be fair, honest and fearless of seeing our bad sides.

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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 the Algerians to pay them as they did for the Turks were based on Islam. He even advised the French to leave Algeria promising benefits for both parts. The last point in this first part was reserved to the government and the different positions and responsibilities one could find in the system a description of who does what.

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At the beginning I was thinking it was a way to trick them by recalling the best in their civilisation, but the more I read and the more I became convinced that he really believed the French would act as honourable men. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Instead, the Turks relied on the Jews whom they appointed at many important positions. When he became a victim of the French conquest ofhe sent a petition to King Louis Philippe to complain about the atrocities committed against him by the French Army.


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His father was a Turkish scholar, an alim and also the defterdar of the deylik. On the other hand, the people who live in the cities such as Algiers are more sophisticated, richer and more knowledgeable. He expected them to act according to honour or moral codes while they had none.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Another important point mentioned kkhodja the book is the taxes. And the fourth point is treated kodja many pages reserved to Marshal Clauzel accusing him of several wrongdoings.

Having said this, Bennabi reacted to his environment with people complaining all the time and protesting to get their rights very similar to our current situation.

On the other hand, if the French decided to conquer Algeria and stay there, he promised a tough resistance from the Kabyles and Arabs outside of the Algerian cities. One Night with You film.

Hamdan explains that the population paid taxes to the government in exchange for security and protection. You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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.

Notify me of new comments via email. I liked the first part of the book.

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He depicts the Kabyles and the Arabs who live on the mountains and plains respectively as simple people, brave and war-lovers. Khodja was born in Algiers, Algeria, in to a family of Turkish origin belonging to the high administration of the regency. And I khovja he did wonderfully well in this regard.