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Title:Moroccan Islam: tradition and society in a pilgrimage center
Author:Eickelman, Dale F.ISNI
City of publisher:Austin
Publisher:University of Texas Press
ISBN:0292750250; 0292750625
Geographic term:Morocco
Subjects:Islamic history
Abstract:This anthropological monograph is concerned with the prevalent North African belief that certain men, called Marabouts, have a special relation to God that enables them to serve as intermidiaries and to influence the well-being of their clients and kin. Examining the Moroccan pilgrimage center of Boujad, Professor Eickelman begins with an outline of the early development of Islam in Morocco, and focuses on the 'maraboutic crisis' of the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries. Chapter 2 deals with the history and social characteristics of the Sherqawi religious lodge in preprotectorate Morocco. In the central porton of the book, he analyzes the economic activities and social institutions of Boujad and its rural hinterland. Finally, there is an intensive discussion of maraboutism as a phenomenon and the changing local character of Islam in Morocco.