A. (Ali) Al Tuma MA

  • PhD student

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 1646
E-Mail: a.al.tuma@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Geschiedenis diversen
Office Address: Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden


Out of interest for both military and Spanish history I am researching social and racial aspects of the participation of Moorish (Moroccan) troops in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The Question is, how far did the Spanish Nationalist military authorities allow (or not) these Moors to interact with the different elements and aspects of a new European cultural surrounding, for example: relations with Spanish women, the relation with the Catholic religion. This I do based on primary research in Spanish archives as well as interviews with surviving Moroccan veterans of that conflict. In this endeavor I am assisted and supervised by both Prof. Dr. Henk te Velde and Dr. Eric Storm.

Last Modified: 16-02-2016