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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Bennabi once gave an interesting example: He wrote the book ” Le Miroir ” in which he denounced the encroachments hamfan French soldiers in Algiers, thus becoming the first essayist on this subject. 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. Stagnation on our side and movement on theirs. His father was a Turkish scholar, an alim and also the defterdar of the deylik.

Instead, they thought they were superior and decided therefore to colonise the less developed inferior ones. Even when Muslim hamdsn conquered other countries, it was never because they felt they were superior.

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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. They noticed that both the Kabyles and Arabs had a sort hzmdan adoration for their Maraboutsso they honoured them and gave them money. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Biography Khodja was born in Algiers, Algeria, in to a family of Turkish origin belonging to the high khoeja of the regency. But Hamdan says the population amounted to 10 million people who, he says, have the right to be free in their own country. Which brings me to an important point: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Khodja became known as one of the most important mercants and richest men in Algiers, hsmdan he was in very great demand from colleagues desiring to participate in his commercial operations which extended to the Ottoman Empire khodj well as to Europe.


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.

He even uamdan the French to leave Algeria promising benefits for both parts.

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When he became a victim of the French conquest ofhe sent a petition to King Louis Philippe to complain about the atrocities kgodja against him by the French Army. Buy it from Argentina, Brazil, India and may be Sudan. This last point was very important as it hit the religious side. Hamdan Khodja mentioned a second book to come but he never wrote it.

The second way is more respectable, the Turks spread justice and impartiality this unfortunately is an aspect forgotten by the Algerian government. The book then mentions the Ottoman government and how the Turks controlled these tough Arab and Kabyle tribes. In the first part, Khodia Khodja describes the different populations living in the Regency.

Then a chapter comes on the decadence of the government. One Night with You film. 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.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share hamddan by email. And I feel he did wonderfully well in this regard. Last, I disagree when you say the white Europeans are the only to blame for what happened to the Native Americans. Some rumours say Haedo never lived in Algiers and his books relate the facts other captives shared with him.

It basically denies every negative point, or blames it on those who replaced Clauzel. Hamdan Khodja shares his perspective on the French invasion and tries to explain the causes of its success.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Have you read the arabic version? Learn how your comment data is processed. These people being the Turksthe Kouloughlisthe Moors and also the Kabyles and Arabs who settled in the cities khodjaa adopted their customs. As a “kouloughli”, which khorja a term used to refer to the offspring of Turkish men and Algerian women, Khodja received an excellent hkodja and was well travelled.


He expected them to act according to honour or moral codes while they had none.

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. Hamdan ben Othman Khodja was an Algerian dignitary and scholar.

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. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: On the other hand, the people who live in the cities such as Algiers are more sophisticated, richer and more knowledgeable.

So the Turks, who understood this fact, chose a way around it. You are commenting using your WordPress. And the fourth point is treated in many pages reserved to Marshal Clauzel accusing him of several wrongdoings. Email required Address never made public. Notify me of new comments via email. This reminds me of how the French gave importance to some Marabouts and zawiyasand also how the Algerian government is doing the same today. As much as we should work on our colonisability, the Europeans should work on their colonisity.

Here Khodja describes how the Janissaries took over the government and how they decided of the new Dey regardless of his competencies. He mentioned the several Deys who got appointed then assassinated by the Janissaries. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

He depicts the Kabyles and the Arabs who live on the mountains and khovja respectively as simple people, brave and war-lovers.