December 3 – Edmund Burke III: “The Ethnographic State: France & the Invention of Moroccan Islam”
Alone among Muslim countries, Morocco is known for its own national form of Islam, “Moroccan Islam.” In his most recent book The Ethnographic State, Professor Burke argues that Moroccan Islam was actually invented in the early twentieth century by French ethnographers and colonial officers influenced by British colonial practices in India. Through this process the monarchy was resurrected and Morocco was reinvented as a modern polity. Edmund “Terry” Burke, III is Research Professor of History at UC Santa Cruz.
December 3, 2014 | 12:15 PM
Free and open to the public
Humanities Building 1, Room 210
University of California, Santa Cruz