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The Ethnographic State: France and the Invention of Moroccan Islam

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The Ethnographic State: France and the Invention of Moroccan Islam

Edmund III Burke

Alone among Muslim countries, Morocco is known for its national form of Islam, “Moroccan Islam.” This book argues that Moroccan Islam is far from timeless, that the discourse on Moroccan Islam was the collective product of a generation of French scholars, volunteer ethnologists, and colonial officers. The chapters in part 1 trace the history of the Moroccan colonial archive over the period 1900–1912. They argue that the Moroccan colonial archive was not just a product of its Algerian colonial roots and discursive destiny ... Read more


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