The Mellah of Marrakesh

Book ran a review of Emily Gottreich’s book: The Mellah of Marrakesh: Jewish And Muslim Space in Morocco’s Red City. They pretty much lifted the description from that starts with, “weaving together threads from Jewish history and Islamic urban studies, The Mellah of Marrakesh situates the history of what was once the largest Jewish quarter in the Arab world in its proper historical and geographical contexts.” The book was published by the Indiana University Press last year. The official description ends this way, “how local Jews and Muslims, as well as resident Europeans lived the big political, economic, and social changes of the pre- and early colonial periods is reconstructed in Emily Gottreich’s vivid narrative.”

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