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Lords of the Atlas: the rise and fall of the House of Glaoua, 1893-1956

Author: Gavin Maxwell
Publisher: New York: Dutton, ©1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lords of the Atlas is a classic story of Morocco and the rise and spectacular fall of the House of Glaoua. Madani and T'hami El Glaoui, sons of a Moroccan Caid by an Ethiopian concubine, rose meteorically to power in the almost medieval state of Morocco at the end of the nineteenth Century. This is the epic story of the more than fifty years in which they governed the country in barbaric, ostentatious splendor,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Madani El Glaoui; T'hami El Glaoui, Pasha of Marrakesh; Madani El Glaoui; T'hami El Glaoui, Pasha de Marrakech; Madani El Glaoui; T'hami El Glaoui, Pasha of Marrakesh
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Maxwell
OCLC Number: 1384136
Description: 318 pages : illustrations, general. table, maps, portraits; 22 cm
Contents: BOOK ONE. Madani El Glaoui. 1. The castle ---
2.The cannon ---
3. Whose king is a child ---
4. The time and the country ---
5. The defeat of Abd El Aziz ---
6. Madani's sultan - Moulay Hafid ---
7. The hostages ---
8. The beginning of the great Caid Era ----
BOOK TWO. T'hami El Glaoui. 9. The golden years ---
10. The Glaoui empire completed ---
11. The image ---
12. Towards independence ---
13. The first march of the Berber warriors ---
14. The deposition of Mohammed V ---
15. T'hami's hour ---
16. The submission of T'hami ---
17. The hand of Allah ----
APPENDIXES. 1. The aftermath: Marrakesh in 1956 ---
2. Walter Harris’s description of his dealings with Moulay Hafid after his deposition ---
3. Extract from Lawrence Harris’s With Mulai Hafid at Fez (1909) ---
4. Comments on Son Excellence by members of the Old Régime. The documents in reply.
Other Titles: Rise and fall of the House of Glaoua, 1893-1956
Responsibility: Gavin Maxwell.

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Lords of the Atlas is a classic story of Morocco and the rise and spectacular fall of the House of Glaoua. Madani and T'hami El Glaoui, sons of a Moroccan Caid by an Ethiopian concubine, rose meteorically to power in the almost medieval state of Morocco at the end of the nineteenth Century. This is the epic story of the more than fifty years in which they governed the country in barbaric, ostentatious splendor, until their spectacular downfall in 1956. Out of the intriguing and dramatic lives of Madair and T'hami, Gavin Maxwell has fashioned an epic story set against the superb background of Marrakesh and the pinnacled castles of the High Atlas, still magnificent as crumbling ruins. A dramatic history of intrigue, action, and exotic places, and illustrated with over one hundred color illustrations and photographs, Lords of the Atlas is a stunning look at the rise and fall of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating rulers.

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