Justice, crime and punishment in 10th/16th-century Morocco

Fernando Rodríguez Mediano

in Public Violence in Islamic Societies

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780748637317
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653164 | DOI:
Justice, crime and punishment in 10th/16th-century Morocco

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This chapter aims to reveal some of the characteristics of the language on the legitimization of power, particularly with respect to punishment and the administrative techniques of the use of violence. In this chapter, the focus is on Sa'dian Morocco, which in a political evolution of which the most obvious sign was the establishment of the Sharif dynasties, and the use of prophetic baraka (sacred charisma) transmitted through the family as a central element of the discourse of legitimization.

Keywords: legitimization of power; Sa'dian Morocco; Sharif dynasties; baraka; legitimization

Chapter.  10415 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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