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Berbers of Morocco [electronic resource] : MX03.

Publication:
New Haven, Conn. Human Relations Area Files, 2011-
Series:
eHRAF World Cultures. Africa.
eHRAF world cultures
Format/Description:
Database/Website
Subjects:
Berbers.
Ethnology -- Morocco.
Morocco -- Civilization.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
This collection of 11 documents covers a wide variety of cultural, historical and ecological information about the Berbers of Morocco, circa 1890-1992. Most of the collection focus on the Berbers in central Rif, Imazighen and Ishilhayen. The basic sources to consult are the works of anthropologist David Hart, who lived among the Aith Wariyaghar in central Rif in 1953-1954, and Emilio Blanco Izaga, a Spanish official who administered Rif from 1914 to 1934. Together, these documents provide a comprehensive overview of Rifian culture and society at time when the Berbers were affected by Franco-Spanish colonial conquest. Topics discussed include Rifian agriculture, property relations, political structure, warfare and inter-clan relations, religious life, and resistance and socioeconomic changes. The oldest document in the collection was compiled by Westermarck, a European ethnologist who conducted fieldwork in different parts of Morocco in 1896-1926. Topics covered include annual ceremonies, funeral custom, ethnozoology, ethnobotany, and religious life including beliefs related to luck, sorcery and sacred objects, places and persons. The collection also includes another equally old work, featuring rich information on subsistence and material culture including basic tools and type of dwellings. The remaining documents focus on individual themes; these include arguments relating to social organization and tribal/regional political structure in pre-colonial Rif, the role played by Rifian women during the armed resistance against French and Spanish colonialism in 1920s, a religious pilgrimage made by the Rif to one holy place, and changes in agriculture and local livelihood strategies.
Contents:
Emilio Blanco Izaga, colonel in the Rif / Emilio Blanco Izaga ; translated and with an introduction by David Montgomery Hart
Tribes of the Rif / Carleton Stevens Coon
Culture summary, Berbers of Morocco ; Rejoinder to Henry Munson, Jr., 'On the irrelevance of the segmentary lineage model in the Moroccan Rif' / David M. Hart
An Ethnographic survey of the Riffian tribe of Aith Wuryaghil ; An 'Imarah in the central Rif, the annual pilgrimage to Sidi Khiyar / David Montgomery Hart
Agriculture in the Rif and Tell mountains of North Africa / Gerard Maurer
On the irrelevance of the segmentary lineage model in the Moroccan Rif / Henry Munson, Jr.
Women and resistance to colonialism in Morocco, the Rif 1916-1926 / C. R. Pennell
Political ideologies and political forms in the Eastern Rif of Morocco, 1890-1910 / David Seddon
Ritual and belief in Morocco / by Edward Westermarck.
Notes:
This portion of eHRAF world cultures was last updated in 2011 and is a revision and update of the microfiche file, Rif.
Title from Web page (viewed Nov. 11, 2011).
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Human Relations Area Files, inc.
Contains:
Blanco Izaga, Emilio, 1892-1949. Emilio Blanco Izaga, coronel en el Rif. English.
Coon, Carleton S. (Carleton Stevens), 1904-1981. Tribes of the Rif.
Hart, David M. Culture summary, Berbers of Morocco.
Hart, David M. Ethnographic survey of the Riffian tribe of Aith Wuryaghil.
Hart, David M. 'Imarah in the central Rif, the annual pilgrimage to Sidi Khiyar.
Hart, David M. Rejoinder to Henry Munson, Jr., 'On the irrelevance of the segmentary lineage model in the Moroccan Rif'.
Maurer, Gérard, 1924- Agriculture in the Rif and Tell mountains of North Africa.
Munson, Henry, 1946- On the irrelevance of the segmentary lineage model in the Moroccan Rif.
Pennell, C. R. Women and resistance to colonialism in Morocco, the Rif 1916-1926.
Seddon, David. Political ideologies and political forms in the Eastern Rif of Morocco, 1890-1910.
Westermarck, Edward, 1862-1939. Ritual and belief in Morocco.
OCLC:
760906947
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