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Morocco: In the Labyrinth of Dreams and Bazaars (Armchair Traveller)

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A vivid exploration of Morocco's rich tapestry of cultural, social and geographical contrasts

Synopsis:

Morocco has been influenced by an incredible variety of peoples - Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Berbers, Muslims, Jews, and most of Europe's colonizers have played a part. Modern Moroccan society is no less rich and varied. In Berber villages in the mountains most people can't read and consider their king to be divinely chosen, while businessmen in Casablanca's towering offices dream of European Union membership and a tunnel to Andalusia. In this book, Walter M. Weiss travels the breadth and depth of these social and geographical contrasts. He visits the settings of modern legends, such as Tangier and Casablanca, as well as the two medieval centers, Fes and Meknes, and sees earthen kasbahs and Marrakech's bazaar. On the way, he meets acrobats, Sufi musicians, pilgrims, craftsmen, beatniks, rabbis and Berber farmers, among many others.

Synopsis:

Discover the settings of modern legends such as Tangier, Casablanca, Fes and Meknes.

About the Author

Walter Weiss is the author of The Bazaar: Markets and Merchants of the Islamic World and Islam: An Illustrated Historical Overview.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904950783
Author:
Weiss, Walter M.
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Translator:
Tobler, Stefan
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Haus Publishing - Armchair Traveller
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
167
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Morocco has been influenced by an incredible variety of peoples - Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Berbers, Muslims, Jews, and most of Europe's colonizers have played a part. Modern Moroccan society is no less rich and varied. In Berber villages in the mountains most people can't read and consider their king to be divinely chosen, while businessmen in Casablanca's towering offices dream of European Union membership and a tunnel to Andalusia. In this book, Walter M. Weiss travels the breadth and depth of these social and geographical contrasts. He visits the settings of modern legends, such as Tangier and Casablanca, as well as the two medieval centers, Fes and Meknes, and sees earthen kasbahs and Marrakech's bazaar. On the way, he meets acrobats, Sufi musicians, pilgrims, craftsmen, beatniks, rabbis and Berber farmers, among many others.
"Synopsis" by ,
Discover the settings of modern legends such as Tangier, Casablanca, Fes and Meknes.
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