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Title:Career Patterns of Late Nineteenth Century Algerian Muslim Magistrates
Author:Christelow, AllanISNI
Periodical:Maghreb Review
Geographic term:Algeria
Subjects:colonial policy
indigenous peoples
Islamic law
History and Exploration
Labor and Employment
Religion and Witchcraft
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Abstract:The competence of the qadi, the Muslim judicial magistrate, in late nineteenth-century Algeria underwent a far-reaching transformation. The qadi's as a substantial group of individuals, undergoing a well-defined series of changes, with crucial facts about their careers easily available in official publications and archives, are subject of this article. Purpose is to present what can be reliable determined about a few simple matters - the duration of a migistrate's career, upward mobility within the country, and the correlation of these factors with place of origin. The period under consideration begins in 1856 with the first serious attempt by the French to intervene in matters of judicial organisation, and comes to a close in 1892, by which time the Algerian Muslim judicial system had won a secure place in the colonial order and had assumed the form and characteristics which it would carry into the twentieth century. An outline of the basic phases in the evolution of judicial organization during this period forms the background to this quantitative study. Notes, tab.