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Ali ben Ghedhahem's seal


La Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia

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Institut Supérieur d’Histoire Contemporaine de la Tunisie

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

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This seal, dating to 1864, belonged to 'Ali ben Ghedhahem, an educated man and the son of a qadi from the Kasserine region. He was one of the biggest figures in an insurrection triggered by the issuing of a decree to double taxes in Mejba, April 1864. The revolt started in the west, but quickly spread to the whole regency, with the exception of just a few coastal towns. However, it was soon qashed, and the violent suppression the people were subjected was not forgotten until the mid-20th century. The legendary hero 'Ali ben Ghedhahem was arrested and convicted.

Citation of this web page:

Saloua Khadhar Zangar "Ali ben Ghedhahem's seal" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2022. https://sharinghistory.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?id=object;awe;tn;58;en

Prepared by: Saloua Khadhar Zangar
Translation by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: TN 058

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