Moroccan Shari’a In the Age of Colonialism


Moroccan Shari’a in the Age of Colonialism 

In this podcast, Ari Schriber, PhD Candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, discusses his research project entitled: 'Moroccan Shari’a in The Age of Colonialism.' Ari Schriber performed his dissertation fieldwork as a grantee of the American Institute of Maghrib Studies from 2018-2019. Likewise, he is a former Fulbright research grantee (2013-2014) and FLAS grantee (2012) in Morocco. He holds an AM (masters) in NELC from Harvard and a BA from the University of Virginia.

This episode was recorded on July 25th 2019, at the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM)

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Suggested Readings

Buskens, Léon1993. “Islamic Commentaries and French Codes: The Confrontation and Accommodation of Two Forms of Textualization of Family Law in Morocco.” In The Politics of Ethnographic Reading and Writing: Confrontations of Western and Indigenous Views. Henk Driessen, Ed. Saarbrüken: Breitenback: 65-100. 

Eickelman, Dale. 1985. Knowledge and Power in Morocco: the Education of a Twentieth-Century Notable. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 

Marglin, Jessica. 2016. Across Legal lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Hallaq, Wael B. 2004. “Can the Shari’a Be Restored?” In Islamic Law and the Challenges of Modernity. Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad and Barbara Freyer Stowasser, Eds. Walnut Creek: Altamira Press.

Hoffman, Katherine. 2010. “Berber Law by French Means: Customary Courts in the Moroccan Hinterlands, 1930-1956.” Comparative Studies in Society and History. 52(4): 851-880. 

Porter, Geoffrey. 2002. 'At the Pillar’s Base: Islam, Morocco, and Education in the Qarawiyin Mosque, 1912-2000, PhD dissertation. Department of History, New York University.

Powers, David. 2002. Law, Society, and Culture in the Maghrib, 1300-1500. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Terem, Etty. 2014. Old Texts, New Practices: Islamic reform in modern Morocco. Stanford: Stanford University Press. 

Wyrtzen, Jonathan. 2015. Making Morocco: colonial intervention and the politics of identity. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.