Book Review of Muslim Law Courts and the French Colonial State in Algeria by Allan Christelow
American Historical Review
Islam, Algeria, colonization
The author uses history, geography, sociology, and political science to describe and explain the dramatic changes that French colonial rule made in the Islamic legal culture. The mass of data the author has assembled will daunt readers as they travel, chapter by chapter, through this work of history and sociology. Some of it is, frankly, tough slogging, but most of it carries the reader, stage by stage, through this complex story. This is a book for the specialist and will remain a classic exposition of the Islamic legal structure in Algeria for decades.
Forte, David, "Book Review of Muslim Law Courts and the French Colonial State in Algeria by Allan Christelow" (1987). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 1219.