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Title:Socio-governmental intermediaires in Tunisia under the early protectorate: a case study of the Amin al Suq
Author:Cannon, Byron D.
Periodical:Revue d'histoire maghrébine
Geographic term:Tunisia
Subjects:indirect rule
Abstract:A unique feature of the Tunisian suq (regional market) which has existed since before the onset of the French Protectorate, is the informal function of the amin al suq (private 'trustee of the market'). Study of the evolving intermediary role of the aminal suq between producers and consumers of market goods on the one hand and formal Tunisian administrative authority on the other, and analysis of ways in which this particular form of traditional North African socio-governmental intermediaries fit in historically to local Tunisian adjustments to changing economic and administrative conditions during the first decadas of the French Protectorate. Notes.