Mediterraneans: North Africa and Europe in an Age of Migration, C. 1800-1900

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University of California Press, 2011 - History - 445 pages
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"From the anonymous Sicilian fishermen to Maltese coachmen, smugglers and burglars, from Sardinian female servants to French women missionaries and Ottoman future statesmen, Julia Clancy-Smith draws a lively, poetic, portrait of the thousands of migrants who came to Tunisia in the 19th century, changing its space, rhythms and sounds long before the advent of French colonial rule: An ethnographic journey through 19th-century Tunisia that beautifully captures the spirit of the place."--Lucette Valensi, author of The Birth of the Despot: Venice and the Sublime Porte

"In this meticulously researched, beautifully written work, Clancy-Smith has used an extraordinary array of sources from administrative and legal documents to personal letters and testimonies to bring the nineteenth-century Mediterranean world alive. Covering a wide range of situations from domestic service to contraband and exploring both the personal, legal, and administrative dimensions of each, she demonstrates the different ways in which private and public spheres intersected. The book is essential reading not only for scholars and students but also for anyone interested in gender, migration and the societies of the Mediterranean."--Patricia Lorcin, author of Imperial Identities

"In her groundbreaking study of population movements, Clancy-Smith reconceptualizes the nineteenth-century history of North Africa by inserting the 'missing' people into the social fabric. She shows the roles these Southern Europeans of modest means played in creating a borderland society whose impact continued during the colonial period. Mediterraneans opens new windows into power structures, labor history, issues of gender, and social and cultural negotiations, along the way replacing binary constructions with a much more complicated world."--Zeynep Celik, author of Empire, Architecture, and the City: French-Ottoman Encounters, 1830-1914.

 

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Contents

ILLUSTRATIONS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTE ON TRANSLITERATION
Introduction
1
THE RIVERS THROAT
ARRIVAL
KAHIYA QUARANTINE AND VICECONSULS
MAKING A LIVING IN THREE ACTS
6
THE PRINCE AND THE PROTECTED
FROM CONCESSION TO PRIVILEGE
THE CONSULATE AS SOCIOLEGAL UNIVERSE
AS IS THE CUSTOM IN THIS COUNTRY
SANCTUARY AS FORUM SHOPPING
PASSPORTS PAPERS AND IDENTITIESIN AN INCREASINGLY MOBILE WORLD

FROM BARBARY PORT TO ITALIAN TOWN
TUNIS THE WELLPROTECTED
PEOPLE
HOUSEHOLD BUREAUCRACY ANDMEDITERRANEAN EMPORIUM
THE SUBLIME PORTE AND HUSAYNID TUNISIA
FROM FUNDUQ TO MEDITERRANEAN VILLA
STRANGERS OR FAMILIAR FOREIGNERS?
CLOTHING IN THE CITY
LANGUAGES AND COMMUNICATION IN THE CITY
2
CAPTIVES RENEGADESAND OTHER BORDER CROSSERS
THE CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN CORRIDOR
WAR PEACE AND MOBILITIES
WHY LEAVE HOME? INFORMATION AND MOBILITY
WHY LEAVE HOME? THE ISLAND FORTRESS
WHY LEAVE HOME? THE BIG ISLANDS
PRIMING THE MIGRATORY PUMP
THE WORLD BEYOND ALGERIA
DEVIANCE AND DISPLACEMENTS
COUNTING THE PEOPLE WHO DONT COUNT
3
PRODUCTION AND WORK IN TUNIS CIRCA 1830
THE BEYS TABLE
HOUSEHOLD SERVICE
ABOLITION AND LABOR
GENDER SLAVERY AND DOMESTIC SERVICE
PHYSICIANS AND COOKS
SERVANTS TO THE SERVANTS AND QUITTING SERVICE
DOMESTIC SERVICE BEYOND THE PALACE
CONSULATES AND THE TUNISIAN STATE
GETTING OUT OF FRENCH ALGERIA
HIGHEND CONSUMER TASTES AND PUBLIC WORKS
4
CANDY AND PASTRY WARS
NEW TRADES AND INSTITUTIONS IN THE CITY
THEATERS COFFEE AND COFFEEHOUSES
TAVERNS AND THE CULTURE OF PUBLIC DRINKING
WOMEN WINE AND OTHER MORAL AFFRONTS
FROM FUNDUQ TO TOURIST HOTEL
POVERTY CHARITY AND RETURN MIGRATION
5
THE SEA AS OCCUPATION
FISH AND FISHERMEN
GUNS AND GUNPOWDER
HASH AND TOBACCO
THE CAP BON MALTA AND SICILY
MAYHEM MURDER AND STATE REGULATIONS
SCAPEGOATS AND SCAPEGOATING
PLEASURE INDUSTRY OR LOVE WITH THE WRONG PERSON?
THE TRIAL OF GIOVANNA TELLINI 1868
WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE DO YOU BELONG?
PUNISHMENTS PRISONS AND PRISONERS
EXPULSION AND DEPORTATION
CONVERSION
ALGERIANS IN TUNISIA
FROM TESKÉRÉ TO CARTE DE SÛRETÉ
FROM MURDER AND MAYHEM TO THE TANZIMAT CONSTITUTION AND REVOLT
FINAL VERDICTS
7
MISSIONARIES AND EMPIRES
THE PROBLEM OF SOURCES
FRENCH COLONIALISM AND FEMALE MISSIONARIES
EXPULSION EXPANSION AND IDENTITY
THE CHURCH IN A MUSLIM LAND
MUSLIM PRINCES AND CATHOLIC MISSIONS
THE CHAPEL OF SAINT LOUIS
THE BEY AND THE SISTERS
THE SISTERS AND LOCAL SOCIETY
PROTESTANTS AND EVANGELICAL MISSIONS
A MOST CURIOUS CLERIC
CHOLERA AND CONVERSION
GOING NATIVE? CLOTHING HOUSING AND LANGUAGE
DISCORD AND EXPANSION
COLONIAL SEQUELS
8
A CULTURE FROM THE SEA
CREOLE AMUSEMENTS SEASIDE DIPLOMACYAND HARIM VISITS
GENDER AND SOCIAL VISITING
THE SEA AND THE BATH
COLONIAL WATERS
9
SOURCES AND INTERPRETATIONS
FROM THE BLACK SEA TO THE CENTRALMEDITERRANEAN CORRIDOR
THE MILITARY ACADEMY
FROM DIPLOMATIC ENVOY TO BIBLIOPHILE
MINISTER OF THE NAVY
THE PATH TO THE SUREST PATH
PRIME MINISTER AND EDUCATOR
THE WOMAN QUESTION?
EXILE OR RETURN HOME?
FINAL THINGS
Epilogue
NOTES
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
EPILOGUE
GLOSSARY
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
Copyright

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Julia Clancy-Smith is Professor of History at the University of Arizona. She is the author of the award-winning Rebel and Saint: Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (UC Press), among other books.

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