...is a welcome addition to the sparse literature in English on pre- and early Tunisian Protectorate Society.' Byron D. Cannon,
The Middle East Journal, 1980. '
A most welcome addition to the growing literature on the Islamic clergy...An important acquisition for research libraries specializing in Middle Eastern and religious studies…' Ralph Kaplan,
Choice, 1979. '
... the book is an important step towards our understanding of the underlying factors in the modern history of the country, …' Michael Brett,
BSOAS, 1982. '
... a distinct contribution to the study of Muslim institutions likely to influence and shape future trends in Islamic lands…' Caesar E. Farah,
American Historical Review, 1982. '
...is a well-documented analysis of the social character of the Tunisian ulama and their interaction with other components of Tunisian society.' Donald P. Little,
Religious Studies Review, 1980.