A Culinary Journey with Recipes from the Spice-Scented Markets of Marrakech to the Date-Filled Oasis of Zagora

Author: Jeff Koehler

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811877388

Category: Cooking

Page: 223

View: 3056

Presents an introduction to the food of Morocco, with eighty recipes for appetizers, tangine, coucous dishes, and stuffed pastries, along with a discussion of the country's history and diverse culinary culture.
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In Morocco

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: New York, Scribner


Category: Morocco

Page: 290

View: 4065

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.
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Black Morocco

A History of Slavery, Race, and Islam

Author: Chouki El Hamel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139620045

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race, and Islam chronicles the experiences, identity and achievements of enslaved black people in Morocco from the sixteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century. Chouki El Hamel argues that we cannot rely solely on Islamic ideology as the key to explain social relations and particularly the history of black slavery in the Muslim world, for this viewpoint yields an inaccurate historical record of the people, institutions and social practices of slavery in Northwest Africa. El Hamel focuses on black Moroccans' collective experience beginning with their enslavement to serve as the loyal army of the Sultan Isma'il. By the time the Sultan died in 1727, they had become a political force, making and unmaking rulers well into the nineteenth century. The emphasis on the political history of the black army is augmented by a close examination of the continuity of black Moroccan identity through the musical and cultural practices of the Gnawa.
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A History of Modern Morocco

Author: Susan Gilson Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521810701

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 1614

"This book offers a richly documented survey of modern Moroccan history. Concise and readable, it will enthrall all those searching for the background to present-day events in the region"--
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Author: Pat Seward,Orin Hargraves

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761420514

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9494

Learn about the people and places of Morocco.
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The Food of Morocco

Author: Paula Wolfert

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408827468

Category: Cooking

Page: 517

View: 2980

A once-in-a-lifetime cookbook lavishly evoking Morocco in all its timeless splendour and mystery...essential for armchair travellers and anyone interested in Moroccan cuisine.
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Author: Orin Hargraves

Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing

ISBN: 9781558686250

Category: Travel

Page: 286

View: 6109

Whether you travel for business, pleasure, or a combination of the two, the ever-popular "Culture Shock!" series belongs in your backpack or briefcase. Get the nuts-and-bolts information you need to survive and thrive wherever you go. "Culture Shock!" country guides are easy-to-read, accurate, and entertaining crash courses in local customs and etiquette. "Culture Shock!" practical guides offer the inside information you need whether you're a student, a parent, a globetrotter, or a working traveler. "Culture Shock!" at your Door guides equip you for daily life in some of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. And "Culture Shock!" Success Secrets guides offer relevant, practical information with the real-life insights and cultural know-how that can make the difference between business success and failure. Each "Culture Shock!" title is written by someone who's lived and worked in the country, and each book is packed with practical, accurate, and enjoyable information to help you find your way and feel at home.
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Another Morocco

Selected Stories

Author: Abdellah Taïa,Rachael Small

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 1584351942

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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Tangier is a possessed city, haunted by spirits of different faiths. When we have literature in our blood, in our souls, it's impossible not to be visited by them. -- from Another Morocco In 2006, Abdellah Taïa returned to his native Morocco to promote the Moroccan release of his second book, Le rouge du tarbouche (The Red of the Fez). During this book tour, he was interviewed by a reporter for the French-Arab journal Tel Quel, who was intrigued by the themes of homosexuality she saw in his writing. Taïa, who had not publically come out and feared the repercussions for himself and his family of doing so in a country where homosexuality continues to be outlawed, nevertheless consented to the interview and subsequent profile, "Homosexuel envers et contre tous" ("Homosexual against All Odds"). This interview made him the first openly gay writer to be published in Morocco. Another Morocco collects short stories from Taïa's first two books, Mon Maroc (My Morocco) and Le rouge du tarbouche, both published before this pivotal moment. In these stories, we see a young writer testing the porousness of boundaries, flirting with strategies of revelation and concealment. These are tales of life in a working-class Moroccan family, of a maturing writer's fraught relationship with language and community, and of the many cities and works that have inspired him. With a reverence for the subaltern -- for the strength of women and the disenfranchised -- these stories speak of humanity and the construction of the self against forces that would invalidate its very existence. Taïa's work is, necessarily, a political gesture.
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Author: Robin Nelson

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0761379789

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 955

We'll explore Morocco's seacoasts, mountains, and desert; visit its busy cities and quiet villages; and shop for crafts in bustling outdoor markets. We'll also find out what kind of foods people eat and learn about Throne Day, when Morocco honors its king.
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Author: Paula Hardy,Mara Vorhees,Heidi Edsall

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781740596787

Category: Travel

Page: 500

View: 2306

This title features much more selective and detailed accommodation listings than ever before. The authors take you just a street or two from the main attractions to find the souks, cafes and hammams that only the locals know, and to the towns yet to be discovered by the masses. Incorporating traveler tips and suggestions to perfect the world's best guide to Morocco, this title features color chapters highlighting businesses and organizations innovating for sustainable travel.
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Morocco of To-day ...

Author: Eugène Aubin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Morocco

Page: 399

View: 5340

"In September 1902 I arrived at Tangier, and several weeks later had the good fortune to direct my footsteps towards Southern Morocco. There I visited Marrakech, as well as Goundafi and Glaoui, the principal valleys of the Great Atlas. Hardly had I returned to Tangier than I had to set out at once for Fez, where I spent six months. The series of letters of which this book is composed, was written under canvas, in the course of my journey towards the south, and afterwards in the orange-garden assigned to me at Fez by Shereefian hospitality ... These letters contain the notes and information which, from the beginning of my stay in Morocco, I set myself to collect, with a view to the better comprehension of the country, possessed for me of characteristics so novel and so strange, in which my lot was to be cast during the most momentous period of its history."--Preface.
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Morocco That Was

Author: Walter Harris

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781298491305


Page: 386

View: 1979

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Morocco Country Study Guide

Author: International Business Publications, USA.

Publisher: Int'l Business Publications

ISBN: 0739715143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 4285

Geography, history, people, language, culture, traditions, economy, government, politics, constitution, places to visit, info for travelers.
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Morocco's Saharan Frontiers

Author: Frank E. Trout

Publisher: Librairie Droz

ISBN: 9782600044950

Category: Morocco

Page: 563

View: 2792

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The Traveller's Companion, Second Edition

Author: Margaret Bidwell,Robin Bidwell

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781845111076

Category: History

Page: 309

View: 4046

Sultans, the harem, religious festivals, saints and shrines, dervishes and snake charmers - Morocco is steeped in rich and diverse traditions. This book brings together the writings of well-known travellers to the country and through their eyes offers a fascinating picture of Moroccan culture. Among those included are Pepys, Defoe, Twain, Orwell and Wharton, as well as famous Muslim travellers such as Leo Africanus and a host of others - merchants, sailors, consuls and scholars - who all recorded their impressions of the place. There are sketches of sumptuous entertainment and colourful festivals and a dramatic account of an encounter between European sailors and the infamous pirates of the Barbary coast. There are descriptions of childhood, marriage, the practice of medicine in old Morocco, and also some favourite Moroccan folk-tales and recipes. This book is an essential companion for all modern-day travellers to Morocco and will also be enjoyed by the armchair traveller. -- Back cover.
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The Rough Guide to Morocco

Author: Mark Ellingham

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858286013

Category: Travel

Page: 656

View: 3802

Practical tips on everything from the best-value hotels and restaurants to transport and roads. Lively accounts of the monuments and sites with informed treatment of Moroccan culture, past and present. Evocative descriptions of the routes and landscapes from mountain pistes to age-old caravan trails across the desert. Comprehensive coverage of trekking in the high Atlas, windsurfing on the Atlantic coast and bird watching in the lakes and estuaries. Full colour photos and more than 70 maps.
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Courtyards and Gardens

Author: Achva Benzinberg Stein

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 1375

In the North African land of Morocco, every dar-dwelling, religious institution, or commercial building is organized around an interior, walled courtyard that provides privacy from the bustle of urban streets and an outdoor space for social interaction and tranquil meditation. Over the course of centuries, ornamental schemes have evolved to incorporate not only native plant life but also intricate water features and patterned tile work known as zellij, all of central significance to the Moroccan culture and climate. Vitally important for providing shade and catching breezes in an arid landscape, Moroccan gardens are designed and cultivated with vibrant color and aromatic plants. Author Achva Benzinberg Stein explores the three main types of gardens—the simple and elegant paved patio form of the ouest ed-dar, the more elaborately planted riyad, and the agdal, an open, cultivated landscape. Striking color photographs, including numerous aerial views, show gardens and courtyards in Marrakech, Fez, and elsewhere.
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The Conquest of Morocco

A History

Author: Douglas Porch

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429998857

Category: History

Page: 368

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The Conquest of Morocco tells the story of France's last great colonial adventure. At the turn of the twentieth century, Morocco was a nation yet to emerge from the Middle Ages, ruled by local warlords and riven by religious fanaticism. But in the mad scramble for African colonies, Morocco had one great attraction for the Europeans: it was available. In 1903, France undertook to conquer the exotic and backward country. By the time World War I broke out the conquest was virtually complete. Based on extensive original research, The Conquest of Morocco is a splendid work of popular history.
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Author: Samuel Levy Bensusan,A. S. Forrest

Publisher: N.A


Category: Morocco

Page: 230

View: 4711

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A Journey in Morocco

Author: R. B. Cunninghame Graham,Edward Garnett

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810160361

Category: Science

Page: 358

View: 611

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 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.
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