Across Legal Lines: Jews and Mus­lims in Mod­ern Morocco

Jes­si­ca M. Marglin
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December 21, 2017

A pre­vi­ous­ly untold sto­ry of Jew­ish-Mus­lim rela­tions in mod­ern Moroc­co, show­ing how law facil­i­tat­ed Jews’ inte­gra­tion into the broad­er Moroc­can soci­ety in which they lived

Moroc­co went through immense upheaval in the nine­teenth and ear­ly twen­ti­eth cen­turies. Through the expe­ri­ences of a sin­gle Jew­ish fam­i­ly, Jes­si­ca Mar­glin charts how the law helped Jews to inte­grate into Mus­lim soci­ety — until colo­nial reforms abrupt­ly cur­tailed their legal mobil­i­ty. Draw­ing on a broad range of archival doc­u­ments, Mar­glin expands our under­stand­ing of con­tem­po­rary rela­tions between Jews and Mus­lims and changes the way we think about Jew­ish his­to­ry, the Mid­dle East, and the nature of legal pluralism.

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