Collaboration, Modernity and Colonial Rule: Sidiyya Baba and Mauritania

By David Robinson

Trarza Minister Khayroum

Trarza Minister Khayroum
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Two French travelers took this picture of the minister or manager of Trarza affairs, Khayrum. He knew several languages, handled negotiations, traveled widely, and survived many struggles for power in the Trarza confederation in the late 19th and early 20th century. This photo contains the following caption, "Cliché Sabatier. 31. - Le ministre Khayroum."

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Trarza Minister Khayroum
Trarza Minister Khayroum
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Description: Two French travelers took this picture of the minister or manager of Trarza affairs, Khayrum. He knew several languages, handled negotiations, traveled widely, and survived many struggles for power in the Trarza confederation in the late 19th and early 20th century. This photo contains the following caption, "Cliché Sabatier. 31. - Le ministre Khayroum."
Date Range: 1900-1909
Location: Mauritania
Format: Image/jpeg
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: David Robinson; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Digitizer: MATRIX
Source: Gruvel, A. and R. Chudeau. A travers la Mauritanie Occidentale (Paris: Larose, 1909), facing p 170.

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