Benhazera, Maurice. Six months among the Ahaggar Tuareg

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Title: Six months among the Ahaggar Tuareg

Published By: Algeria: Typographie Adolphe Jourdan, 1908. HRAF ms: i-xii, 1-69 p. [Original: xxiv, 79 p.]

By line: Maurice Benhazera

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Tuareg (MS25)

Subjects: Cultural identity and pride (186); Community structure (621); Household (592); Regulation of marriage (582); Gender status (562); Clans (614); Classes (565); Kin relationships (602); Community heads (622); External relations (648);

Abstract: This study by a French army interpreter is the result of a six months' tour of French army posts in the Sahara, particularly in the Ahaggar region. The section translated is divided into two parts, treating the Tuareg in their private and in their public life -- touching upon a miscellany of subjects in each section. None of the information is given in great detail. The document is valuable as a record of the culture of the Ahaggar Tuareg before extensive contact with the French had modified their way of life appreciably.

Document Number: 4

Document ID: ms25-004

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English translation from French

Note: Translation of: [Six mois chez les Touareg du Ahaggar]. Translated for the HRAF files by Anne R. Coleman.

Field Date: 1905

Evaluation: Government Official-5

Analyst: Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1960

Coverage Date: 1900-1908

Coverage Place: Algeria

LCSH: Tuaregs


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