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raised this possibility on the basis of a suggestion by a member of the Seruya family still living in Gibraltar, who said that an ancestor served as Moroccan consul or agent in Gibraltar. The Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edn. (hereafter EJ2), suggests that some members of the family left Morocco during

In: Crossing The Strait

-confidence to believe that meaningful change can happen if they work hard enough. 37 insofar as the “average Moroccan” of 1968 could read a novel written in modern standard arabic. labyrinthine narratives and peripheral intellectuals 229 be solely motivated by living in the best of circumstances. he’s still

In: Labyrinths, Intellectuals and the Revolution

with, finding a contradiction between the novel’s philosophical bent, which leads to abstraction, and the form of the novel itself, which leads to the particular. all four novels— the others are Ismāʿīl al-Būʿanāni’s 1963 That’s Life, Fāṭima al-rāwi’s 1967 Tomorrow We’ll Get Our Land Back and tahami

In: Labyrinths, Intellectuals and the Revolution

she belongs. As a graduate of the faculty of letters, she was concerned with the images that the popular media created of her birthplace and her community. Therefore, she felt motivated to become the voice of her ethnic community and express its concerns as well as the daily life challenges facing its

In: Franco-Maghrebi Artists of the 2000s

option available but, rather, that any urban model was the product of dynamic variables whose amalgam could vary over time even in the same environment such as the city of Fes. To be sure, if the pattern of political and social life may have seemed to be a constant to those living at the time, its

In: The Historical Chronicle of Abū ʿAbdallāh Maḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm al-Dukkālī

life in Manchester, then his confusion and alien- ation at what he is told is his “native” culture, then his adaptation to it as a literary critic on the fringes of the nationalist movement. this chapter will use ben Jalloun’s alter ego abdelmajid’s confusion when encountering the spatial practices

In: Labyrinths, Intellectuals and the Revolution

(Ibn Razīn al-Tujībī: His life and works) by the Moroccan scholar Muḥammad Bin Sharīfa, that we knew who he was. Evidently, al-Tujībī, who grew up in al-Andalus, was living in Tunis when he wrote the book. Given his cultural and scholarly background and professional training as a scribe, it comes as no

In: Best of Delectable Foods and Dishes from al-Andalus and al-Maghrib: A Cookbook by Thirteenth-Century Andalusi Scholar Ibn Razīn al-Tujībī (1227–1293)

been motivated by a desire to sow dissention within the Ayyubid family or to remind Saladin of his obligations, finding success through neither. 11 By the spring of 1174, the political landscape had, in some ways, devolved into a familiar tripartite situation. For the Franks, little had changed

In: Contest for Egypt: The Collapse of the Fatimid Caliphate, the Ebb of Crusader Influence, and the Rise of Saladin

the banners had been rightly ordered, he testified, because “[my men] were afraid that [the Oirats] would kill the sultan and put another [that is, a former sultan, Kitbughā, the benefactor of the Oirats, living in exile in distant Ṣarkhad] in his place.” Moreover, he continued, Salār and Baybars

In: Egypt and Syria under Mamluk Rule

.w-msi҆-sw Mri҆.y-I҆mn.w ḳn m ꜥnḫ Etymology ( I ): The toponym is a genitive construction between a royal personal name, with an epithet ḳn m ꜥnḫ ‘brave in life’, and the hydrographic term ẖnm.t ‘well’. Location ( I ): Given the inscription at Umm

In: Toponymy on the Periphery