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Public Violence in Islamic SocietiesPower, Discipline, and the Construction of the Public Sphere, 7th-19th Centuries CE$
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Christian Lange and Maribel Fierro

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748637317

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637317.001.0001

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

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

(p.179) 8 Justice, crime and punishment in 10th/16th-century Morocco
Public Violence in Islamic Societies

Fernando Rodríguez Mediano

Edinburgh University Press

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

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