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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
Named Person: Antonio de Sosa
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio de Sosa; María Antonia Garcés; Diana de Armas Wilson
ISBN: 9780268029784 0268029784
OCLC Number: 692288502
Notes: Translated from Spanish.
Description: xxiii, 400 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Founding of Algiers --
Why the city is called Algiers --
Algiers as a Muslim kingdom --
How Algiers came under the Turks --
Ramparts of Algiers --
Gates of Algiers --
Fortifications of Algiers --
Moat of Algiers --
Castles and forts outside Algiers --
Houses and streets of Algiers --
Inhabitants and neighbors of Algiers --
Turks --
Renegades --
Ka'ids --
Sipahi --
Janissaries --
Agha of the Janissaries --
Ranks of the Janissaries --
Customs of the Janissaries at war --
Customs of the Janissaries in peacetime --
Customs of the Algerian Corsairs --
Catalogue of Corsairs --
Corsairs with frigates --
Algerian merchants --
Algerian laborers and artisans --
Algerian fashions --
Marabouts of Algiers --
Jews of Algiers --
Languages and currencies --
Marriage ceremonies --
Childbirth and child rearing --
Algerian women's fashions --
Women's pastimes, home decorating, and cooking --
Islamic feast days and festivals in Algiers --
Miscellany of Muslim customs in Algiers --
Algerian vices --
Algerian virtues --
Death and burial in Algiers --
Algerian buildings and fountains --
Natural beauty of Algiers --
Government of Algiers.
Series Title: History, languages, and cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese worlds.
Other Titles: Topographia, e historia general de Argel.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by María Antonia Garcés ; translated by Diana de Armas Wilson.

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