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Bénabou, Marcel
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The French historian and writer Marcel Bénabou was born in Meknès, Morocco, on June 29, 1939, to an observant Sephardi family. A brilliant student at the Alliance Israélite Universelle school, he left Morocco and religious practice in 1956 to study in Paris and was a student at the prestigious Ecole Normale Supérieure. He later became a professor of ancient history at the University of Paris7—Denis Diderot and authored a number of scholarly works, most notably La résistance africaine à la romanisation (1976).

In addition to his academic career, Bénabou is also a novelist and …

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Dinah Assouline Stillman, “Bénabou, Marcel”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000419>
First published online: 2010

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