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The Berbers and the Islamic State: The Marinid Experience in Pre-Protectorate Morocco
by Maya Shatzmiller

Casablanca: Colonial Myths and Architecture Ventures
by Jean-Louis Cohen, Monique Eleb

Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood
by Fatima Mernissi
Paperback from Perseus Publishing

French Military Rule in Morocco: Colonialism and Its Consequences
by Moshe Gershovich
Hardcover from Frank Cass & Co

The Culture of Islam: Changing Aspects of Contemporary Muslim Life
by Lawrence Rosen
Listed under Islam

Deadly Embrace: Morocco and the Road to the Spanish Civil War
by Sebastian Balfour
Book Description Combining military, political, cultural, social, and oral history, Sebastian Balfour narrates for the first time the development of a brutalised, interventionist army that played a crucial role in the victory of the Francoists in the Spanish Civil War. Spain's new colonial venture in Morocco in the early twentieth-century turned into a bloody war against the tribes resisting the Spanish invasion of their lands. After suffering a succession of heavy military disasters against some of the most accomplished guerrillas in the world, the Spanish army turned to chemical warfare and dropped massive quantities of mustard gas on civilians. Dr Balfour exposes this previously closely guarded secret using evidence from Spanish military archives and from survivors in Morocco. He also narrates the daily life of soldiers in the war as well as the self-images and tensions among the colonial officers. After looking at the motives that drove Moroccans to resist or cooperate with Spain, the author describes the contradictory pictures among Spaniards of Moroccan collaborators and foes. Finally, he examines the Spanish colonial army's response to the Second Republic of 1931-1936 and its brutal march through Spain in the Civil War.
Hardcover: 360 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x 9.44 x 6.48
Publisher: Oxford University Press; ;
ISBN: 0199252963

The Fabric of Moroccan Life
by Niloo Imami Paydar (Editor), et al
Listed under Textile Arts

Gender in Transnationalism: Home, Longing and Belonging among Moroccan Migrant Women
by Ruba Salih
Hardcover from Routledge

Historical Dictionary of Morocco
by Thomas Kerlin Park
Book Description Written by an expert on the peoples of Morocco, the "Historical Dictionary of Morocco" is an essential reference work to this important North African country. Its concise dictionary entries describe the important people, places, events, and institutions of Morocco as well as its society, culture, economy, and religions.
Hardcover: 544 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.33 x 8.70 x 5.70
Publisher: Scarecrow Press; ; (December 4, )
ISBN: 0810831686

Law, Society and Culture in the Maghrib, 1300-1500
Law, Society and Culture in the Maghrib, 1300-1500
by David S. Powers, David Morgan
Hardcover from Cambridge University Press
A Man of Three Worlds: Samuel Pallache, a Moroccan Jew in Catholic and Protestant Europe
by Mercedes Garcia-Arenal, Gerard Albert Wiegers, Martin Beagles, David Nirenberg, Richard Kagan
Hardcover from Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

Matisse in Morocco: The Paintings and Drawings, 1912-1913
by Jack Cowart, Pierre Schneider, John Elderfield
Listed under Matisse

The Moroccan Goums : Tribal Warriors in a Modern War
by Edward L. Bimberg
Hardcover from Greenwood Publishing Group

Morocco Since 1830: A History
by C. R. Pennell
Book Description The first general history in English of Morocco in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Morocco since 1830: A History explores the profound changes that have affected social relations in Morocco over the last 150 years, especially those between the sexes, and between linguistic identities and cultures. 

Although the country has returned to roughly its pre-colonial boundaries, Morocco still suffers from the effects of colonization by France and Spain. Its current king, like the sultans of the nineteenth century, claims legitimacy through his leadership of the Islamic community, but there is a long tradition of dissent based on Islamic ideals. Morocco's history is also marked by the enduring presence of a large Jewish community. 

This comprehensive portrait examines the tactics used by Moroccan rulers to cope with European penetration in the nineteenth century and colonialism in the twentieth, and, since the 1950s, to retain control of the independent state. As Pennell points out, however, the ruling dynasty is not sufficiently representative of modern Morocco, nor are political events the only influence on change. Most Moroccans are still poor, and their lives are shaped by their economic circumstances. The influence of harvests, access to land and water, and external trade have always determined the fate of the majority.
Paperback: 400 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.01 x 8.53 x 5.44
Publisher: New York University Press; ; (March )
ISBN: 0814766773

Morocco Under King Hassan
by Stephen Hughes
Hardcover: 385 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.50 x 9.75 x 6.50
Publisher: Ithaca; ; 1st edition
ISBN: 0863722857

Morocco: Jews and Art in a Muslim Land
by Vivian B. Mann (Editor)

Morocco (Countries Faces and Places Set E)
by Patrick Merrick
(School & Library Binding)

North African Jewry in the Twentieth Century: The Jews of Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria
by Michael M. Laskier
Hardcover from New York University Press

Saint Veneration Among the Jews in Morocco (Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology)
by Isschar Ben-Ami
Hardcover from Wayne State Univ Pr


States and Women's Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco
by Mounira M. Charrad, Mourina M. Charrad
Paperback from University of California Press
Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail
by Malika Oufkir and Michele Fitoussi.
At the age of 5, Malika Oufkir, eldest daughter of General Oufkir, was adopted by King Muhammad V of Morocco and sent to live in the palace as part of the royal court. There she led a life of unimaginable privilege and luxury alongside the king's own daughter. King Hassan II ascended the throne following Muhammad V's death, and in 1972 General Oufkir was found guilty of treason after staging a coup against the new regime, and was summarily executed. Immediately afterward, Malika, her mother, and her five siblings were arrested and imprisoned, despite having no prior knowledge of the coup attempt. 

They were first held in an abandoned fort, where they ate moderately well and were allowed to keep some of their fine clothing and books. Conditions steadily deteriorated, and the family was eventually transferred to a remote desert prison, where they suffered a decade of solitary confinement, torture, starvation, and the complete absence of sunlight. Oufkir's horrifying descriptions of the conditions are mesmerizing, particularly when contrasted with her earlier life in the royal court, and many graphic images will long haunt readers. Finally, teetering on the edge of madness and aware that they had been left to die, Oufkir and her siblings managed to tunnel out using their bare hands and teaspoons, only to be caught days later. Her account of their final flight to freedom makes for breathtaking reading. Stolen Lives is a remarkable book of unfathomable deprivation and the power of the human will to survive.
Hardcover: 293 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.05 x 9.56 x 6.32
Publisher: Talk Miramax Books; ; (May 16, )
ISBN: 0786868619

The Sultan's Jew
by Daniel J. Schroeter

Younger Than That Now: A Peace Corps Volunteer Remembers Morocco
by Michael Moran

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