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The estate of the Agdal ( Agdāl ), located south of Marrakesh, Morocco, is an extension of the palatial quarter (the Qaṣba ), to which it is closely linked. Marrakesh is situated in the Haouz, a large region on the foothills of the Atlas Mountains (fig. 2). 1 The Agdal today is a vast enclosure

In: Muqarnas Online

The Hydraulics of the Agdal The Agdal ( Agdāl ), a large agricultural area of historical importance, is situated at the foot of the Atlas Mountains south of Marrakesh, the first Almohad capital. An enormous enclosure of orchards, gardens, reservoirs, and palatine and utilitarian

In: Muqarnas Online
Author: Emily Gottreich

The city of Marrakesh(Ar. Marrākush) is located in the Hawz plains in south central Morocco at the foot of the snow-capped Atlas Mountain range north of the pre-Saharan oases. The etymology of the word “Marrakesh” is likely Berber, and provides the basis of the name of the country as a whole in

Author: Balke, Ralf

A city in southwest Morocco, which was for centuries one of the most important political and economic centers of the country. Until well into the 20th century, it was home to the nation’s largest Jewish community. The Jews of Marrakesh played a central role in the economic life of the Sultanate as

A Gospel Critique and Jewish Apology from the Spanish Renaissance
In sixteenth-century Marrakesh, a Flemish merchant converts to Judaism and takes his Catholic brother on a subversive reading of the Gospels and an exploration of the Jewish faith. Their vivid Spanish dialogue, composed by an anonym in 1583, has until now escaped scholarly attention in spite of its success in anti-Christian clandestine literature until the Enlightenment. Based on all nine available manuscripts, this critical edition rediscovers a pioneering work of Jewish self-expression in European languages. The introductory study identifies the author, Estêvão Dias, locates him in insurgent Antwerp at the beginning of the Western Sephardi diaspora, and describes his hybrid culture shaped by the Iberian Renaissance, Portuguese crypto-Judaism, Mediterranean Jewish learning, Protestant theology, and European diplomacy in Africa.

"The Marrakesh Dialogues has been mentioned only rarely in the scholarly literature, and Wilke’s edition and extended discussion constitute the first attempt at editing the text based upon all the textual evidence, placing it into its historical context, identifying the author and the dramatis personae of the text, analysing the treatise’s contents, and presenting it to a wide audience. He is successful because of his broad knowledge of the political and religious trends in early modern Europe, coupled with close familiarity with converso life and literature." - Daniel L. Lasker, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in: Journal of Jewish Studies Vol. LXVII No. 2, pp. 428-35

capital of Marrakesh. Built in the middle of the twelfth century, the Kutubiyya is unique in plan, with two prayer halls seemingly wedged apart by the site’s monumental minaret. Only the second prayer hall, built within ten years of the first, is extant today, though the earlier structure was excavated

In: Muqarnas Online

climate regime, and in particular how changing dynamics and treaty structures have affected negotiations around the mechanisms’ rules. Rules on the operation of market mechanisms were initially codified in the 2001 Marrakesh Accords, 1 which established the modalities, rules, and guidelines for

In: Climate Law
Author: Emily Gottreich

Established in 1936 by the Alliance Israélite Universelle in cooperation with the Direction Générale de l’Instruction Publique, the École Professionelle Agricole of Marrakesh was the first of two agricultural schools for Jews founded in Morocco during the protectorate period. While diversifying