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Sunday, June 9 • 10:45am - 11:45am
The kings of Algiers: How a Jewish trading house started a war

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The House of Bacri and Busnach was a trading house run by Algerian Jews. They supplied wheat to France over two decades and ran up a bill of several million francs. The debt wove its way into diplomacy between France and Algiers and caused the tensions that led to invasion and colonisation of Algeria in 1830. The story of Bacri and Busnach, then, takes us from Napoleon to the Dey of Algiers and from Algiers to Marseille, to Paris and to Leghorn as these two families found themselves at the heart of political and diplomatic intrigue.


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Julie Kalman

Julie Kalman is a Senior Lecturer in history at Monash University. She is a specialist of nineteenth-century France and her writing to date has dealt with the interplay between French and Jewish history in this period. Her most recent publications include the articles 'The Jew in the Scenery: Historicising Nineteenth-Century French Travel Literature' and 'Going Home to the Holy Land: The Jews of Jerusalem in Nineteenth-Century French... Read More →


Sunday June 9, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Scientia Building Gallery 2

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