Prelude to Colonialism

@article{Laskier2019PreludeTC,
  title={Prelude to Colonialism},
  author={Michael M. Laskier},
  journal={European Judaism},
  year={2019}
}
This study is a portrayal of Moroccan Muslims and Jews by European travellers, journalists, experts and diplomats from the latter half of the nineteenth century until the transformation of Morocco in 1912 into a colonial entity under French and Spanish protectorates. In this pre-colonial setting, we catch a glimpse of a traditional society and its gradual, albeit partial, evolution towards modernity among the Jews as well as an understanding of Europe’s economic, political and cultural…