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Name of Object:

Treaty of Bardo


Tunis, Tunisia

Holding Institution:

Archives Nationales

 About Higher Institute for the Study of Contemporary History of Tunisia, University of Manouba, Tunis

Date of Object:

12 mai 1881

Material(s) / Technique(s):



Palais du Bardo


Also known as the Treaty of Ksar Said, the Treaty of Bardo was signed by the Bey of Tunis and the French government on 12 May 1881. It consisted of two articles which established the French protectorate of Tunisia. The bey was henceforth required to give up all his powers over foreign affairs, defence and administrative reform to the French resident-general.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

Archives du Gouvernement Tunisien

Citation of this web page:

Bechir Yazidi "Treaty of Bardo " in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2022. https://sharinghistory.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;tn;53;en

Prepared by: Bechir Yazidi
Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: TN 053

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