By Susan Gilson Miller

Morocco is striking for its sturdy and sturdy monarchy, its shut ties with the West, its bright cultural lifestyles and its centrality to local politics. This publication, through exceptional historian Susan Gilson Miller, bargains a richly documented survey of contemporary Moroccan historical past. Arguing that pragmatism instead of ideology has formed the monarchy's reaction to hindrance, the e-book 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 luck of the nationalist move resulting in independence in 1956. within the post-independence period, the publication strains the monarchy's slow 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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