Corcos Family

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a jewish family of morocco.

The Corcos family was one of the premier families of Morocco's Sephardim from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries. They produced many rabbinical scholars.

Members of the Corcos family also held posts as court advisers, bankers, and tujjar al-Sultan (commercial agents of the ruler). Several acted as British and American consular representatives. Straddling the traditional and modern worlds, the Corcoses were a classic example of the Jewish comprador class.


Schroeter, Daniel J. Merchants of Essaouira: Urban Society and Imperialism in Southwestern Morocco, 18441886. Cambridge, U.K., and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Norman Stillman