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A History of Modern Morocco,9780521008990

A History of Modern Morocco

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9780521008990

ISBN10:
0521008999
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Pub. Date:
4/8/2013
Publisher(s):
Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Morocco is notable for its stable and durable monarchy, its close ties with the West, its vibrant cultural life, and its centrality to regional politics. This book, by distinguished historian, Susan Gilson Miller, offers a richly documented survey of modern Moroccan history. The author's original and astute interpretations of the events, ideas, and personalities that inform contemporary political life are testimony to her scholarship and long association with the country. Arguing that pragmatism rather than ideology has shaped the monarchy's response to crisis, the book begins with the French invasion of Algeria in 1830 and Morocco's abortive efforts at reform, the duel with colonial powers and the loss of independence in 1912, the burdens and benefits of France's forty-four year dominion, and the stunning success of the nationalist movement leading to independence in 1956. In the post-independence era, the book traces the monarchy's gradual monopolization of power and the resulting political paralysis, ending with the last years of Hassan II's reign, when Moroccan society experienced a sudden and radical opening. A postscript brings events up to 2012, covering topics such as Morocco's "war on terror," the dtente between the monarchy and the Islamists, and the impact of the Arab Spring. This concise, readable book will inform and enthrall students coming to the history of North Africa for the first time, and also those in other disciplines searching for the background to present-day events in the region.

Table of Contents

The closing of the era of Jihad (18301860)
Facing the challenges of reform (18601994)
The passing of the old Makhzan (18941912)
France and Spain in Morocco (19121930)
Framing the nation (19301961)
The first age of Hassan II: the iron fist (19611975)
The second age of Hassan II: the velvet glove (19751999)
Summation: in search of a new equilibrium
Postscript: the long decade of Muhammad VI (20002011)
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