ON THE ORIGINS OF THE MELLAH OF MARRAKESH

@article{Gottreich2003ONTO,
  title={ON THE ORIGINS OF THE MELLAH OF MARRAKESH},
  author={E. Gottreich},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  year={2003},
  volume={35},
  pages={287 - 305}
}
  • E. Gottreich
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
In the summer of 1555, by writ of Papal Bull, the ghetto of Rome came into being. Within less than half a decade, across the Mediterranean at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, the Jews of Marrakesh met a fate not unlike that of their Italian co-religionists when they, too, were transferred to their own “city within a city.” Located where the Moroccan sultan's stables had previously stood, the new walled Jewish quarter of Marrakesh was in fact the second of its kind in Morocco, and like its… Expand
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