By Emily Gottreich

"[The Mellah of Marrakesh] captures the vibrancy of Jewish society in Marrakesh within the tumultuous final a long time sooner than colonial rule and within the first a long time of existence within the colonial period. even if fascinated with the Jewish neighborhood, it bargains a compelling portrait of the political, social, and financial matters confronting all of Morocco and units a brand new regular for city social history." ―Dale F. Eickelman

Weaving jointly threads from Jewish heritage and Islamic city reports, The Mellah of Marrakesh situates the background of what was the biggest Jewish zone within the Arab international in its right historic and geographical contexts. even supposing framed through insurance of either past and later classes, the publication makes a speciality of the overdue nineteenth century, a time whilst either the vibrancy of the mellah and the tenacity of longstanding styles of inter-communal family members that came about inside its partitions have been being seriously verified. How neighborhood Jews and Muslims, in addition to resident Europeans lived the large political, monetary, and social alterations of the pre- and early colonial classes is reconstructed in Emily Gottreich’s brilliant narrative.

Published with the beneficiant aid of the Koret Foundation.

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