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Henry Munson Jr.,Henry L. Jr. Munson
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Yale University Press; 1 edition (July 28, 1993)
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In this book a well-known anthropologist traces the evolution of the political role of Islam in Morocco from the seventeenth century to present . Henry Munson, Jr. is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Maine.

In this book a well-known anthropologist traces the evolution of the political role of Islam in Morocco from the seventeenth century to present times. ISBN13: 9780300053760.

1993 Religion and Power in Morocco. New Haven: Yale University Press

Social/Cultural Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1980. Certificate in Literary Arabic, Center for Arabic Study Abroad, American University in Cairo, 1976. My primary interests include religion and violence, religion and politics, religion and nationalism, Islamic fundamentalism and theories of religion. 1993 Religion and Power in Morocco. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1988 Islam and Revolution in the Middle East.

Religion and Power in Morocco. By Henry Munson Jr New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.

5) See Henry Munson Jr, Religion and Power in Morocco, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1993. 6) For Muslims, this is the period before the coming of Islam. Islam Society Religion Integrism Morocco. Translations . français - Un courant populaire mis à l'écart.

Published by: Yale University Press. He asserts that the power of King Hassan 11, who has ruled since 1961, rests almost entirely on the legitimacy ofthe Sultanate in the eyes ofthe masses (ibid. 88). These assertions demonstrate what happens when students of the political role of religion overlook both the strictly religious aspects of religion and the strictly political aspects of power. Throughout this book, I have looked at the relation between religion and power in Morocco by focusing primarily on a series of clashes that embodied the myth of the righteous man of God who dares to defj an unjust sultan.

Author of Islam and revolution in the Middle East, Islam and inequality in Northwest Morocco, Religion and power in Morocco, The House of Si Abd Allah. Created April 1, 2008.

Religion and Power in Morocco (1993) by Henry Munson Jr. is a fascinating historical ethnography on the labyrinthine connections between politics and religion in this Islamic kingdom. Ostensibly cast in the national motto – Allah, al-waTan, al-malik (God, homeland, king) – these two tenets are ingrained in the nation-state identity of Morocco. Prior to the book Islam Observed (1968) by Clifford Geertz, the role that Islam plays in Morocco’s power structure, with a centralized monarchy and the opposition it faces throughout history, has been shrouded in a mist of secrecy.

There is, in principle, a fundamental difference between Nazi racial antisemitism and the traditional anti-Judaism of Christianity. Religion and Power in Morocco.

In this book a well-known anthropologist traces the evolution of the political role of Islam in Morocco from the seventeenth century to present times. Integrating history and anthropology in a way very different from Clifford Geertz's famous study of 1968, Henry Munson organizes his book around a series of conflicts that have exemplified the myth of the righteous man of God who dares to defy an unjust sultan.Grounding his book in the relevant indigenous texts and on two years of ethnographic fieldwork, Munson suggests a more solidly substantiated alternative to the "social history of the imagination" advocated by Geertz, and he illustrates the consequences of neglecting the historical and symbolic contexts of events by examining Geertz's interpretation of the conflict between the seventeenth-century scholar-cum-saint al-Yusi and the sultan Mulay Ismail. Munson argues that the religious facets of power cannot be understood without reference to factors like force and fear, and he suggests that anthropological analyses of "sacred kingship" in Morocco have often been distorted by their neglect of such matters - and by their failure to distinguish between the religious rhetoric of rulers and the religious beliefs of those they rule. Munson examines the social historical roots of the fundamentalist opposition to the regime of King Hassan II, who has reigned since 1961, and the reasons for its relative weakness when compared with its counterparts in Iran and Algeria. He shows to what extent Moroccan fundamentalism is rooted in classical Islamic notions of "just rule" and to what extent it represents an invented tradition similar to recent forms of politicized revivalism in other religions.
  • Gandree
Munson presents a dimension of North African culture which is commonly veiled to the outside world. He relates a history of popular morality, where those who stood up against tyranny were revered as the greatest saints of Islam. I found Muson's insights fascinating and even inspiring.

--author of Correcting Jesus: 2000 Years of Changing the Story
  • Elastic Skunk
I had Mr Munson at the University Of Maine, and he really inspired me to minor in Cultural Anthro. This is a great book, its enthralling. Highly reccomended.