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A history of modern Morocco

Author: Susan Gilson Miller
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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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Miller, Susan Gilson.
History of modern Morocco.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012014471
(OCoLC)785871943
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Gilson Miller
ISBN: 9781139624695 1139624695 9781139045834 1139045830
OCLC Number: 855022840
Awards: Short-listed for L. Carl Brown AIMS Book Prize 2014
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 306 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. The closing of the era of Jihad (1830-1860) --
2. Facing the challenges of reform (1860-1894) --
3. The passing of the old Makhzan (1894-1912) --
4. France and Spain in Morocco: the early years of the protectorates (1912 -1930) --
5. Framing the nation (1930-1961) --
6. The first age of Hassan II: the iron fist (1961-1975) --
7. The second age of Hassan II: the velvet glove (1975-1999) --
8. Summation: in search of a new equilibrium --
9. Postscript: the long decade of Muhammad VI (2000-2011).
Responsibility: Susan Gilson Miller.

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