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Education: Missionary: North Africa
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This entry surveys missionary activity in Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco from 1830 to the postcolonial period. Despite the critical importance of missionaries to European imperialism, the history of foreign missions – whether Catholic, Protestant, or Jewish – remains relatively unknown. Nevertheless, recent work, such as Karima Direche-Slimani's study (2004) of conversion among the Algerian Kabyles, has expanded knowledge of missionary work in that …

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Clancy-Smith, Julia, “Education: Missionary: North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0250b>
First published online: 2009

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