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By Susan Gilson Miller

Morocco is extraordinary for its solid and sturdy monarchy, its shut ties with the West, its vivid cultural lifestyles and its centrality to nearby politics. This ebook, by way of unique historian Susan Gilson Miller, deals a richly documented survey of contemporary Moroccan background. Arguing that pragmatism instead of ideology has formed the monarchy's reaction to quandary, the booklet starts 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 merits of France's forty-four yr dominion and the beautiful good fortune of the nationalist stream resulting in independence in 1956. within the post-independence period, the booklet strains the monarchy's slow monopolization of energy 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 heritage to present-day occasions within the region.

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