Muslim Princes, Female Missionaries, and Trans-Mediterranean Migrations: The Soeurs de Saint-Joseph de l'Apparition in Tunisia, c. 1840-1881

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Abstract

This chapter explores the history of the Soeurs de Saint Joseph de l'Apparition by situating the congregation within the larger context of nineteenth-century imperialism and transnational migrations in Tunisia and the Mediterranean more generally. A variety of factors-from war to shifting labor markets-shaped the missionary sisters' methods. Focusing on teaching and medical work both intersected with the needs of trans- Mediterranean migration and won the patronage of the Husaynid Dynasty (reigned 1705-1956). The order's founder and her sisters ceaselessly importuned court officials for assistance in finding suitable residences, which, in a city such as Tunis, then experiencing massive immigration and thus housing shortages, was key to permanent settlement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIn God's Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199979318, 9780195396447
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2012

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Tunis
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Congregations
Labour Market

Keywords

  • Housing
  • Labor markets
  • Migration
  • Missionary sisters
  • Tunis
  • Tunisia
  • War

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Muslim Princes, Female Missionaries, and Trans-Mediterranean Migrations : The Soeurs de Saint-Joseph de l'Apparition in Tunisia, c. 1840-1881. / Clancy-Smith, Julia A.

In God's Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World. Oxford University Press, 2012.

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