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Le livre du Coran à Rabat et à Casablanca

Abstract : The district of Habous in Casablanca concentrates the largest number of bookshops in Morocco where most of the books sold are focused on the Arab-Muslim tradition. There, one can find the Koran, collections of hadiths (narratives reporting acts and words of the Prophet) and books of turath, works from the collection of the literary, linguistic heritage and religious Arabic legacy. For the booksellers, the Koran is the real “bestseller”. Coming in various forms, more than 3,000 copies of the holy Book are sold every month in about fifty bookshops. That means that each Casaoui would buy three Korans every year; but to what use? To what practices is associated the plurality of the models of holy books? Two questions in the heart of the reflection centered on the materialism and the shape taken by the Koran: the book, and the analysis of the effects produced on the uses attached to the divine Word.
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Anouk Cohen. Le livre du Coran à Rabat et à Casablanca. Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions, Éditions de l’EHESS, 2010, Écritures radicales au Grand Siècle, pp.175-195. ⟨10.4000/assr.22268⟩. ⟨hal-03068404⟩



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