• S. H. Steinberg
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In 1863 Tunisia was nominally a Turkish province (conquered in 1574) under a Bey of the Husein dynasty which had ruled the country since 1705. The constitution which the Bey had issued in 1861 indicated the increasing independence from the Sultan, who, in 1871, granted Tunisia autonomy, at a time when both Italy and France tried to gain possession of the country. Eventually the French established a protectorate by the treaties of Bardo (12 May 1881) and La Marsa (8 June 1883). These were superseded by the conventions of Paris (3 June 1955), which gave Tunisia full internal autonomy from 1 Sept. 1955, and finally by the protocol of 20 March 1956, by which France recognized the independence of Tunisia and abrogated the former treaties and conventions

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
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  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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