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New Texts Out Now: Edmund Burke III, The Ethnographic State: France and the Invention of Moroccan Islam

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Edmund Burke III, The Ethnographic State: France and the Invention of Moroccan Islam. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2014. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book?  Edmund Burke III (EB): Ever since my first book, Prelude to Protectorate in Morocco: Pre-colonial Protest and Resistance, 1860-1912 (1976), I had wanted to write a book about the role of French ethnography in the establishment of the Moroccan protectorate. Unfortunately my ...

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Edmund Burke III

 

Edmund Burke III is Research Professor of Modern Middle Eastern and World History at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he directs the Center for World History. He is the author of Prelude To Protectorate in Morocco, 1860-1912: Patterns of Pre-Colonial Protest and Resistance (Chicago, 1976; Arabic translation, 2013) and The Ethnographic State: France and the Invention of Moroccan Islam (California, 2014). Other books include: Environmental Imaginaries of the Middle East: History, Policy, Power and Practice (Ohio University Press, 2011); The Environment and World History, 1500-2000 (California, 2009); Genealogies of Orientalism: History, Theory, Politics (Nebraska, 2008); Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East (California, second edition 2006); Rethinking World History: Essays on Europe, Islam and World History by Marshall G.S. Hodgson (Cambridge, 1993); Global Crises and Social Movements: Artisans, Peasants, Populists and the World Economy (Westview, 1988) and Islam, Politics and Social Movements (California, 1988).