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Mohamed Hassan Mohamed

This work presents a study of the history and identity of the Moroccan Bayruk family. The first part of the book gives an outline of the main referents in both the Bayruk vision of ‘self’, and academic discourses on Maghribian history: the dynasty, caravan and ‘tribe’. It identifies discrepancies in scholarly presentations of the Bayruk and traces them back to two overlapping issues of translation and conception. For the remainder of the book a variety of sources are used to highlight the role of textuality in the creation of the Bayruk image in academic discourse. As a result this book demonstrates how the Bayruk family can be used as a case-study to revise the existing interpretations of Maghribian history and modes of identification.

Post-Islamist Transformations in Morocco

Collaboration and Competition between Salafist Activists, Muslim Democrats, and Authoritarian Monarchy

Jibreel Delgado

on the false premise that the Muslim Brotherhood ( mb ) is a terrorist organization, and therefore anyone assumed to be related to them in any way are terrorists. 3 In Morocco, an organized group of Salafi protesters has been demonstrating in front of prisons against the treatment of Islamist

Storytelling in Chefchaouen Northern Morocco

An Annotated Study of Oral Performance with Transliterations and Translations


Aicha Rahmouni

Storytelling in Chefchaouen Northern Morocco includes two sets of tales told by two different storytellers with an annotated study of the oral performance, transliterations and translations. The purpose is to preserve a part of the region’s oral tradition of storytelling in the vernacular language in which it has been transmitted, presenting the original texts with parallel English translation. In addition, the cultural, literary, and linguistic background necessary for understanding this body of oral performance is given. A combination of disciplines (anthropology, philology, sociolinguistics, dialectology, comparative literature, ethnography, typology) is applied to the linguistic and literary features of the present corpus.

Rafael Márquez, Juan F. Beltrán, Ignacio Pita-Vaca, Mohamed Amine Samlali, Abderrahim S’Khifa, Tahar Slimani and El Hassan El Mouden

Moroccan species (Busack et al., 1985) for which very limited acoustic information is available. The call of the widely distributed common spadefoot ( Pelobates fuscus ), initially studied by Schneider (1966) has been studied on several occasions (Van Gelder and Hoedemaekers, 1971; Müller, 1984; Andreone

Sarah Wolff

instruments in the construction of rational and orderly immigration regimes’ 1 are scrutinised. Through the case studies of Morocco and Turkey, it evidenced that policy instruments are inherently political and cannot be neutral devices. Refusing to sign an eura for more than ten years, both countries share

Orit Ouaknine-Yekutieli

“indigenous agricultural cooperative”? Finally, how could he refuse the applicants’ request if they fulfilled all the legal requirements? The civil officer’s opinion was issued during Vichy France’s brief rule in Morocco (1940-1942; the French Protectorate lasted, under the Treaty of Fès, from 1912 until

Peter Davison

Morocco lacks academic and commercial structures that would encourage the emergence of scholarly publishing. This lack contributes to the low visibility and low prestige of Moroccan scholars and institutions, even in their own country. At the same time, the country is experiencing rapid growth in student numbers and expectations of access to information. Rather than trying to establish print-based university presses, leading institutions should support the development of a nationwide research repository. Governance and management of such an initiative should remain within the non-profit sector, with an explicit goal of supporting research, but opportunities for genuinely commercial exploitation of the outputs need to be designed in.

Matt Buehler

protests in these countries: authoritarianism, corruption, and poverty. The country of Morocco is no exception. Morocco has authoritarianism. Over the last five years, several Moroccan journalists have been exiled (or imprisoned) and their newspapers shuttered. 9 Although Morocco has 35 legal political

Francesco Alicino

Morocco the claim of the royal family to be descendant of the Great Prophet Muḥammad accords the Monarch an overarching authority, based on a claimed šarīfian (related to Muḥammad) ancestry, which places the King, in his capacity as amīr al-muʾminīn , above the ethnic, social and political factions. 1

David Guedj

into JCR was perceived to concern the history of Europe’s Jewry and the two main post-war Jewish hubs, Israel and the US , while the discussion into Morocco concerned a community that was peripheral to Europe, as well as to immigration destinations of European Jews following the war. Moreover, the