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The Mellah of Marrakesh: Jewish and Muslim Space in Morocco's Red City (Indiana Series in Middle East Studies)

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"[The Mellah of Marrakesh] captures the vibrancy of Jewish society in Marrakesh in the tumultuous last decades prior to colonial rule and in the first decades of life in the colonial era. Although focused on the Jewish community, it offers a compelling portrait of the political, social, and economic issues confronting all of Morocco and sets a new standard for urban social history." --Dale F. Eickelman

Weaving together threads from Jewish history and Islamic urban studies, The Mellah of Marrakesh situates the history of what was once the largest Jewish quarter in the Arab world in its proper historical and geographical contexts. Although framed by coverage of both earlier and later periods, the book focuses on the late 19th century, a time when both the vibrancy of the mellah and the tenacity of longstanding patterns of inter-communal relations that took place within its walls were being severely tested. How local Jews and Muslims, as well as resident Europeans lived the big political, economic, and social changes of the pre- and early colonial periods is reconstructed in Emily Gottreich's vivid narrative.

Published with the generous support of the Koret Foundation.

Synopsis:

The lively history of the Jewish quarter of Marrakesh and its complex ties to Morocco's Muslim population

About the Author

Emily Gottreich is Vice Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California at Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Note on Transliteration, Spelling, and Usage

Introduction: The Jewish Quarter and the Moroccan Whole

1. Mellahization

2. Counting Jews in Marrakesh

3. Muslims and Jewish Space

4. Jews and Muslim Space

5. Hinterlands

Epilogue: Hay al-Salam

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253218636
Author:
Gottreich, Emily
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Author:
Gottreich, Emily Benichou
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Africa, north
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Jews - Morocco - Marrakech - History
Subject:
Jewish ghettos - Morocco - Marrakech -
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Africa; Anthropology; History; Jewish Studies; Middle East; Middle East Jewish Studies; Middle Eastern Studies
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Indiana Series in Middle East Studies
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 bandw photos, 9 maps
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.24 x 6.32 x 0.64 in

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