A History of Modern Morocco by Susan Gilson Miller

By Susan Gilson Miller

Morocco is striking for its strong and sturdy monarchy, its shut ties with the West, its brilliant cultural lifestyles and its centrality to local politics. This e-book, by way of distinctive historian Susan Gilson Miller, bargains a richly documented survey of recent Moroccan background. Arguing that pragmatism instead of ideology has formed the monarchy's reaction to predicament, the publication starts off with the French invasion of Algeria in 1830 and Morocco's abortive efforts at reform, the duel with colonial powers and the lack of independence in 1912, the burdens and advantages of France's forty-four yr dominion and the beautiful good fortune of the nationalist flow resulting in independence in 1956. within the post-independence period, the booklet strains the monarchy's sluggish monopolization of strength and the ensuing political paralysis, with a postscript bringing occasions as much as 2012. This concise, readable ebook will tell and enthral scholars and all these trying to find the historical past to present-day occasions within the region.

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