Moroccan dynastic shurfa’‐hood in two historical contexts: idrisid cult and ‘Alawid power

@article{Hart2001MoroccanDS,
  title={Moroccan dynastic shurfa’‐hood in two historical contexts: idrisid cult and ‘Alawid power},
  author={D. Hart},
  journal={The Journal of North African Studies},
  year={2001},
  volume={6},
  pages={81 - 94}
}
  • D. Hart
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of North African Studies
  • The Idrisids, the founder dynasty of Fas and, ideally at least, of the modern Moroccan state, owe much of their status today to the idealisation of their sharifian past by the Marinids in the fifteenth century. This, however, has to be seen against the reification of sharifian descent as a pattern of legitimisation through Mawlay ‘Abd al‐Salam bin Mashish, Iman Shadhili and Sidi Muhammad bin Sulayman al‐Jazuli. The ‘Alawid dynasty, on the other hand — despite its own claims to sharifian descent… CONTINUE READING
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