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The Berbers and the Islamic State: The Marinid Experience in Pre-Protectorate Morocco. By MAYA SHATZMILLER. Princeton: Marcus Wiener Publications, 2000. Pp. XVii+200. [pounds sterling]58.95 (ISBN 1-55876-209-4); [pounds sterling]22.95, paperback (ISBN 155876-224-8).
KEY WORDS: Morocco, Islam, kingdoms and states, pre-colonial.
This book gathers together nine articles written by Maya Shatzmiller between 1976 and 1991 and updated for this volume. It is organized in sections on Berber historiography, the construction of the Marinid state and Marinid institutions. Theoretically all the articles tackle the thorny issue of Berber …