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Of Saints and Sharifian Kings in Morocco: Three Examples of the Politics of Reimagining History Through Reinventing King/Saint Relationship

dc.contributor.advisorWang, Orrinen_US
dc.contributor.authorGhoulaichi, Fatimaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-03T15:23:37Z
dc.date.available2005-08-03T15:23:37Z
dc.date.issued2005-05-27en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/2649
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between sainthood and the sharifian monarchy in Morocco has attracted much attention from researchers within the area of Moroccan studies. The analysis of this relationship can offer invaluable insights into the dynamics of Moroccan history because the king and the saint are widely regarded as the two most salient actors in this history. Yet, the study of the relationship between these two figures has suffered a tendency towards downplaying its historically dynamic nature, and essentializing the cultural constructs upon which it is predicated. In this thesis, I offer a revisionary reading of king/saint relationship through analyzing three examples from the 'Alawite dynasty. I argue that this relationship has been highly dynamic, and has capitalized on baraka and sharifism as versatile cultural constructs. More significantly, the dynamics of king/saint relationship in Moroccan culture allows the strategic reinvention of history in order to meet the demands of changing historical contexts.en_US
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dc.titleOf Saints and Sharifian Kings in Morocco: Three Examples of the Politics of Reimagining History Through Reinventing King/Saint Relationshipen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentComparative Literatureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAnthropology, Culturalen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHistory, Middle Easternen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledReligion, Generalen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMoroccoen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSharifian Kingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSainten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBarakaen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSharifismen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledIslamen_US


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