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Title:Political Ends and Means of Transport in the Colonial North African Pilgrimage
Author:Christelow, Allan
Year:1987
Periodical:Maghreb Review
Volume:12
Issue:3-4
Period:May-August
Pages:84-89
Language:English
Geographic terms:Maghreb
France
Subjects:Islam
pilgrimages
colonization
means of transport
colonialism
Religion and Witchcraft
Politics and Government
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
Abstract:This study of colonial North African pilgrimage to Mecca is concerned above all with Algeria, since that is where the interference of the colonial State in religious affairs was the most far reaching. Morocco and Tunisia play comparative roles, illuminating the significance of what is found in Algeria. A sketch of the principal features of the organization of the pilgrimage in the high period of colonialism, from the end of the nineteenth century until the Second World War, is followed by a discussion of the principal stages and outstanding events in the evolution of the colonial pilgrimage. Two factors which had decisive roles in affecting changes are emphasized: politics, both in the international arena and within the Maghrib; and transportation technology, in particular the appearance of the motor bus and the airplane after the Second World War. Notes, ref.
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