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Corcos, David
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Born in 1917 in Essaouira (Mogador), Morocco, David Corcos, the son of Jacob Corcos and Hanna Abulafia was the scion of a family tracing back its origin to thirteenth-century Spain. His forebears were tujjār al-sulṭān (sultan’s merchants) involved in Morocco’s foreign trade from the eighteenth to the twentieth century and were among the founders of Essaouira.  David Corcos followed in their footsteps, becoming a successful and respected merchant in Agadir from 1938, engaged in import-export in the south of the country, but at the same time keenly interested in the history of Moroccan…

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Sidney Corcos, “Corcos, David”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 19 August 2019
First published online: 2010



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