By Chouki El Hamel
Black Morocco: A heritage of Slavery, Race and Islam chronicles the experiences, identification, and corporation of enslaved black humans in Morocco from the sixteenth century to the start of the 20 th century. It demonstrates the level to which faith orders society but additionally the level to which the commercial and political stipulations impression the non secular discourse and the ideology of enslavement. the translation and alertness of Islam didn't guarantee the freedom and integration of black Moroccan ex-slaves into society. It starts with the Islamic criminal discourse and racial stereotypes that existed in Moroccan society best as much as the period of Mawlay Isma'il (r. 1672-1727), with a distinct emphasis at the black military in the course of and after his reign. the 1st a part of the booklet offers a story concerning the legal discourse on race, concubinage and slavery in addition to historic occasions and developments that aren't renowned in published scholarship and western contexts. The moment a part of the ebook is conceptually bold; it provides the reader with a deeper experience of the ancient and sociological implications of the tale being instructed throughout a protracted time period, from the seventeenth to the 20th centuries. notwithstanding the most powerful point of theses chapters issues the "black army," an incredible component to the dialogue is the function of woman slaves. one of many difficulties the historian faces with this sort of research is that it needs to relaxation on a limited "evidentiary base." This ebook has broadened this base and clarified the importance of lady slaves relating to the military and Moroccan society at large.