Montagne, Robert, 1893-1954
The Berbers and the Makhzen in the south of Morocco: essay on the political transformation of the sedentary Berbers (the Chleuh group)
Paris: Librarie Félix Alcan, 1930. 16, 426 p.: ill., maps [HRAF ms.: 11, 554 p.]
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 1995. Computer File
Culture summary (105);
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Tribe and nation (619);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
External relations (648);
Prophets and ascetics (792);
Religious denominations (795);
This work deals with the history and political evolution of the Shluh tribes of the Grand Atlas and Anti-Atlas Mountains, the Sous River valleys and the adjoining coastal regions. Montagne divides his work into three major parts which he calls 'books.' The first 'book' deals with the geography, ethnography, and cultural history of the Sous region; the second with the political organization of the Berber Republics, with particular emphasis on the Shluh, but with additional data on the Rif, Jebala, Senhaja, Berbers, Kabyle, and ancient and medieval Morocco; and the third is concerned with the rise to personal power of the AMGHARS of the cantons and the 'great chiefs' or CAIDS. All through the book and particularly in the third section are data on the political relationship of the Shluh and other Berber groups to the Makhzen, i.e., the Moroccan central government.
Document ID: mw11-002
English translation from French
Translation of: Les Berbères et le Makhzen dans le sud du Maroc: essai sur la transformation politique des Berbères sédentaires (groupe Chleuh). The original French text is not included.
Includes bibliography and indices
Translated from the French for Human Relations Area Files by Jean Winchell.
Roman and Carthaginian periods to 1928
Grand Atlas and Anti-Atlas Mountains, the Sous River valleys and adjoining coastal region, Morocco