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Author El Hamel, Chouki.

Title Black Morocco : a History of Slavery, Race, and Islam
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (354 pages)
Series African Studies
African Studies
Contents Cover; Black Morocco; Series; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; A Summary; Introduction; Part One Race, Gender, and Slavery in the Islamic Discourse; 1 The Notion of Slavery and the Justification of Concubinage as an Institution of Slavery in Islam; What Exactly Does the Qur'an Say about Slavery?; The Justification of Concubinage; Ma Malakat Aymanukum; Raqaba; The Word 'Abd; What Does the Hadith Say about Slavery?; A Critical Exam; Slavery in Islamic Law; Slavery in Maliki School in the Maghreb; A Comparative Mediterranean Practice of Slavery
2 The Interplay between Slavery and Race and Color PrejudiceThe Othering of Blacks in Arabic and Islamic Traditions; The Berbers' Attitude to Blacks in Morocco; A Comparative Discourse on Race and Slavery; Conclusion; Part Two Black Morocco: The Internal African Diaspora; 3 The Trans-Saharan Diaspora; Tracing the Origins and Roles of Black People in Morocco and West Africa: The Autochthonous Blacks of Morocco; The Arab Conquest and Black Africans; Expanding the Diaspora: Exchange of the Atlantic and the Saharan Trade Networks; 4 "Racializing" Slavery; The Isma'ili Project; The Legal Debate
The Registers of Slaves Belonging to Sultan Mawlay Isma'il and the Haratin's Protest5 The Black Army's Functions and the Roles of Women; 6 The Political History of the Black Army; 7 The Abolition of Slavery in Morocco; 8 The Gnawa and the Memory of Slavery; The Origins of the Gnawa; The Gnawa's Agency and Impact; Gnawa Spiritual Music and the Diaspora; Conclusion; Appendix; Index; Series
Summary Chronicles the experiences, identity, agency and achievements of enslaved black people in Morocco from the sixteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Blacks -- Morocco -- History.
Concubinage -- Morocco -- History.
Slavery and Islam -- Morocco.
Slavery -- Morocco -- History.
Soldiers, Black -- Morocco -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1139198785 (electronic bk.)
1139625624 (electronic bk.)
1283870584 (MyiLibrary)
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