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[From the Editor: Dear All: Please be sure to remember to send posts in plain text. I am re-posting this reply because the first paragraph was not visible from the H-Levant system, and was sent without it. This is not the first time that I have received a post that is missing words / paragraphs, and the result has been frustrating for me and for the sender. Happily, in this case, the sender was willing to keep re-sending until the missing first paragraph was visible on our end - but it took several attempts! Cordially, A.] Greetings, In addition to the excellent recommendations, you might also wish to consult Norman Stillman's magisterial Jews of Arab lands in modern times, which includes primary documents, as well. Other great sources are Avigdor Levy's edited volume on The Jews of the Ottoman Empire, Esther Benbassa & Aron Rodrigue's Sephardi Jewry, and others. (The great late Ottoman-Jewish scholar Avram Galant??'s Histoire des Juifs de Turquie does, if I recall correctly, include studies that touch upon the AIU, as well.) Finally, as with anything relating to the Jews of the Islamic world, is the Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic world (Brill, 2010), which was edited by Stillman, Levy, Rodrigue, and several other leading scholars in the field, is a great resource -- there is a long entry on the AIU (written by Rodrigue): http://www.brillonline.nl/entries/encyclopedia-of-jews-in-the-islamic-world/alliance-israelite-universelle-network-COM_0001600. The bibliography also cites Michael Laskier's study focusing on AIU schools in Morocco. D Gershon Lewental, PhD Schusterman visiting professor of Israel studies, Department of History and College of International Studies, University of Oklahoma 455 W Lindsey Street | Dale Hall Tower 413 Norman, Oklahoma 73019-2004 | United States +1 405 325-6347 (office) | +1 405 325-6521 (fax) email@example.com (e-mail) | http://DGLnotes.com (website)