From Empire to Independence


About The Book

The only comprehensive history of this popular travel destination

From the strait of Gibraltar to the snowy peaks of the Atlas Mountains and the windswept Sahara, this book captures a history as diverse and dramatic as Morocco's legendary landscapes and cities. Beginning with Morocco's incorporation into the Roman Empire, this is a tale of fearsome pirates, a bloody struggle against colonisation and an equally hard-won independence. It charts Morocco's uneasy passage to the twenty-first century, and reflects on the nation of citizens that is finally emerging from a diverse population of Arabs, Berbers and Africans. The story of a country at the crossroads of two continents, this history of Morocco provides a glimpse of an imperial world of which only the architectural treasures remain, and a profound insight into the economic, political and cultural influences that will shape this fascinating country's future.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (October 1, 2013)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780744551

Raves and Reviews

"The best overview available in English. Pennell displays his mastery of the extensive body of literature on Morocco. An exemplar of a national history survey."

– Digest of Middle East Studies

"Pennell undertakes an ambitious endeavour and accomplishes it in a remarkable fashion. Much more readable than similar works on the history of North Africa."

– The Middle East Journal

"An excellent achievement! Accessible to the non-specialised reader and provides a balanced view of a complex social, political and historical reality"

– George Joff

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