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Morocco: Mid-18th to Early 20th Century
(3,819 words)

Introduction

Scholarship on the history of women in premodern Morocco is a new field still confined to a handful of Moroccan scholars. Reconstructing past women's lives calls for an expertise in literary Arabic and in the courtly (makhzanī) style, an ability to decipher manuscripts, and a familiarity with the techniques of local research. Bureaucratic traditions were not well developed, and the mechanisms for preserving official documents haphazard. The court re…

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Miller, Susan Gilson, “Morocco: Mid-18th to Early 20th Century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0022>
First published online: 2009



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