In 1917, Edith Wharton toured French-controlled Morocco with her great friend Walter Berry. Wharton was invited by the French Resident-General Hubert Lyautey to attend an exhibit of Moroccan arts he had curated in Rabat. Wharton refers to Lyautey?s positive influence on the country throughout the text, including his efforts to build roads, preserve the art and historic architecture of the country and maintain control of the nation in the face of possible German invasion during WWI.?Wharton describes detailed accounts of visiting cities, markets, mosques, ruins, harems, palaces and events, including a Hamadchas ritual dance of self-mutilation. This would be a rare privilege given that she was a woman and a Westerner. Wharton generalizes about the people of Morocco in an Orientalist manner, portraying them as mysterious and dispassionate. As with all of Wharton's writings, one learns just as much about the writer as one does her travels.
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: New York, Scribner
Edith Wharton was one of the most famous American authors of the early 20th century. Wharton’s writings were known for their witty presentation on upper class society in America. This edition of In Morocco includes a table of contents.
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
Category: Literary Collections
This early work by Edith Wharton was originally published in 1920 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'In Morocco' is a travel journey in which Wharton details her observations and experiences while in colonial North Africa. Edith Wharton was born in New York City in 1862. Wharton's first poems were published in Scribner’s Magazine. In 1891, the same publication printed the first of her many short stories, titled 'Mrs. Manstey’s View'. Over the next four decades, they – along with other well-established American publications such as Atlantic Monthly, Century Magazine, Harper’s and Lippincott’s – regularly published her work.
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Morocco is an exhilarating combination of vivid sensuality and intense spirituality, an intoxicating blend of cultures. Berber, Arab, French, English, and Spanish: the country's rich mixture of heritages is matched by its geography, which ranges from coast to mountain to desert. This revised edition of Living in Morocco celebrates the indigenous arts of a country at the height of a cultural renaissance. Morocco is known for fine leather and for pottery that dates back a thousand years. Berber rugs are justly famous, and there is a thriving tradition of woodworking, especially in the native thuya wood. Most extraordinary, though, is Morocco's decorative painting and tilework, where, forbidden by religion to depict human figures, craftsmen have developed a vocabulary of pattern and ornament. The book is filled with brightly colored ceilings, decorated courtyards and walls, plaster of Paris carved and painted in intricate geometrics, tiles so small that 150 could fit in a matchbox. Lavishly illustrated chapters on decorative and folk arts alternate with chapters on Moroccan life today. We visit Chaouen in the Rif Mountains (a city only recently open to Westerners), where the town's undulating surfaces are painted a bone-chilling blue-tinted white. We peer into an abandoned kasbah in the Sahara, and absorb the sights, sounds, and smells of the frenzied souk. We take time out in the shady blue-and-pink environs of the Majorelle Gardens, laid out by French painter Jacques Majorelle, and explore the story behind La Mamounia, the famous hotel that has welcomed such guests as Winston Churchill. Most important, we see Morocco's arts brought to life in its homesfrom former harems to traditional Hispano-Moorish houses. Glorious photographs make this a treasure for the armchair traveler, while the documentation of Morocco's houses, arts, and crafts make it an invaluable resource for decorators and designers. Published in hardcover under the title Morocco: Designs from Casablanca to Marrakesh. 346 color photographs.
Design from Casablanca to Marrakesh
In this landmark study, now celebrating thirty years in print, Paul Rabinow takes as his focus the fieldwork that anthropologists do. How valid is the process? To what extent do the cultural data become artifacts of the interaction between anthropologist and informants? Having first published a more standard ethnographic study about Morocco, Rabinow here describes a series of encounters with his informants in that study, from a French innkeeper clinging to the vestiges of a colonial past, to the rural descendants of a seventeenth-century saint. In a new preface Rabinow considers the thirty-year life of this remarkable book and his own distinguished career.
Thirtieth Anniversary Edition, with a New Preface by the Author
Author: Paul Rabinow
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
Sebbene sia separato dall&'Europa solo da uno stretto braccio di Mediterraneo, il Marocco non potrebbe essere più lontano. Con i suoi paesaggi desertici, i souk labirintici, la cucina squisita, gli splendidi tessuti e tappeti, i mosaici vivaci, gli odori fragranti, la musica ipnotizzante e l&'accoglienza della sua gente, il Marocco è una delle destinazioni più incantevoli e intriganti. Immergendosi nel mito marocchino, Barbara e René Stoeltie ci presentano una selezione di meravigliose abitazioni per illustrare tutti i tratti caratteristici dello stile di questa terra: da piscine piastrellate di turchese e giardini lussureggianti, fino agli arredi in legno intarsiato e alle fontane di marmo color smeraldo. Più di 500 pagine arricchite da fotografie inedite vi guideranno in un viaggio alla scoperta di oasi esotiche e paradisiache, magari mentre sorseggiate un bel tè alla menta...
Author: Barbara Stoeltie,René Stoeltie
The origins of the Jewish community of Morocco are buried in history, but they date back to ancient times, and perhaps to the biblical period. The first Jews in the country migrated there from Israel. Over the centuries, their numbers were increased by converts and then by Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal. After the Muslim conquest, Morocco's Jews, as "people of the book," had dhimmi status, which entailed many restrictions but allowed them to exercise their religion freely. In the mellahs (Jewish quarters) of Morocco's cities and towns, and in the mountainous rural areas, a distinct Jewish culture developed and thrived, unquestionably traditional and Orthodox, yet unique because of the many areas in which it assimilated elements of the local culture and lifestyle, making them its own as it did so. Most of Morocco's Jews settled in Israel after 1948, and many others went to other countries. Wherever they went, their rich cultural heritage went with them, as exemplified by the Maimuna festival, just after Passover, which is now a major occasion on the Israeli calender.
Author: Haïm Zafrani
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
Discusses the French painter's visits to Morocco in 1912 and 1913, the works he painted there, and the influence of his stay on his later career
Author: Jack Cowart,Pierre Schneider,John Elderfield,Albert Grigor'evich Kostenevich,Marina Bessonova
"This intensive social biography of a rural Moroccan judge discusses Islamic education, the concept of knowledge it embodies, and its communication from the early years of colonial rule in twentieth-century Morocco to the present. The work sensitively combines the outlooks and perceptions of the author and those of the shrewd and reflective Abd ar-Rahman, supplementing our knowledge of resurgent militant Islamic movements by describing other popularly supported Islamic attitudes toward the contemporary world."--Publisher description.
The Education of a Twentieth-Century Notable
Author: Dale F. Eickelman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Having begun my book with the statement that Morocco still lacks a guide-book I should have wished to take a first step toward remedying that deficiency.
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
In this book, I attempt to show how colonial and postcolonial political forces have endeavoured to reconstruct the national identity of Morocco, on the basis of cultural representations and ideological constructions closely related to nationalist and ethnolinguistic trends. I discuss how the issue of language is at the centre of the current cultural and political debates in Morocco. The present book is an investigation of the ramifications of multilingualism for language choice patterns and attitudes among Moroccans. More importantly, the book assesses the roles played by linguistic and cultural factors in the development and evolution of Moroccan society. It also focuses on the impact of multilingualism on cultural authenticity and national identity. Having been involved in research on language and culture for many years, I am particularly interested in linguistic and cultural assimilation or alienation, and under what conditions it takes place, especially today that more and more Moroccans speak French and are influenced by Western social behaviour more than ever before. In the process, I provide the reader with an updated description of the different facets of language use, language maintenance and shift, and language attitudes, focusing on the linguistic situation whose analysis is often blurred by emotional reactions, ideological discourses, political biases, simplistic assessments, and ethnolinguistic identities.
Author: Moha Ennaji
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Brings to life the richness of Moroccan Jewish religious life, replete with oral material, daily folk rituals, and dream accounts.
Author: Issachar Ben-Ami
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
R. B. Cunninghame Graham's trek into the Moroccan interior beyond Marrakesh is a classic example of British adventure travel. His ostensible purpose was to reach the forbidden city of Tarudant, where it was claimed no Christian had ever set foot, and which he attempted while variously disguised as a Turkish doctor and a sheikh from Fez. In the end, Cunninghame Graham's mission was a failure: halfway to his goal, he was captured and held prisoner for four months in the medieval castle of Kintafi in the Atlas Mountains. But his loss was the reader's gain, as Edward Garnet points out in his introduction, for "the episode of this enforced detention in [a] strange semi-Arcadian, semi-feudalistic scene, while the traveller watches day after day the panorama of Berber life...is unique in the literature of travel." Part history, part social commentary as only the British wrote it, Cunninghame Graham's account of his travels makes fascinating reading nearly a century later.
A Journey in Morocco
Author: R. B. Cunninghame Graham,Edward Garnett
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
A tour of the rich architectural and design achievements of Moroccan residential interiors features more than two hundred photographs of palaces, riads, and casbahs, in a historical tribute that offers insight into the region's multicultural influences and the applications of numerous techniques and materials.
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
This analysis of French colonial ideology and interest in Morocco delineates the manner in which the agents of the protectorate regime sought to conquer the country and control its indigenous inhabitants. Numerous comparative perspectives are offered, placing the French policy towards Morocco in a wider context, making this study relevant to not only North Africa, but also to other parts of the post-colonial world.
Colonialism and its Consequences
Author: Moshe Gershovich
At last we are beginning to learn as much about the French empire as the British, so that generalizations about imperialism need not continue to be skewed, as they hav,e been in the past, by drawing too many of our data from the British experience. The present study makes a major contribution in this direction, providing as it does the first nearly definitive account of a central series of episodes in the French, African, and Islamic experiences with imperialism.
Pre-Colonial Protest and Resistance, 1860-1912
Author: Edmund Burke, III
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Social Science
'This story begins in 1998, when a French couple, two Canadians (of Finnish origin), and myself were arrested. One of them was found to be in possession of a small black bag containing something the police and a judge were to deem 'illegal in Morocco'a "Bibles. The penalties totaled nearly half a million dollars, plus imprisonmenta "a pronouncement that contributed to his death.' Graham and two Canadians sailed into Morocco's Marina Smir. Everything went smoothly, and they were prepared for a pleasant five-day stay. On their second day, they and a French couple were arrested without explanation. They were taken to a center where they were interrogated without a lawyer or interpreter present, despite Graham's persistent requests. They soon found themselves attending a trial for charges they didn't understand. The claim? That they had failed to pay duty on some Bibles. But their sentencing was strangely harsh for such A Minor Indiscretion. This true, thrilling story chronicles Graham's relentless pursuit for answers and justice. As he fights to prove their innocence and regain freedom, readers will find themselves on an emotional roller coaster with surprising twists and a thread of unending faith.
Detained in Morocco
Author: Graham Hutt
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography