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By Susan Gilson Miller

Morocco is impressive for its strong and sturdy monarchy, its shut ties with the West, its shiny cultural lifestyles and its centrality to local politics. This e-book, by way of individual historian Susan Gilson Miller, bargains a richly documented survey of recent Moroccan background. Arguing that pragmatism instead of ideology has formed the monarchy's reaction to predicament, the publication starts with the French invasion of Algeria in 1830 and Morocco's abortive efforts at reform, the duel with colonial powers and the lack of independence in 1912, the burdens and merits of France's forty-four 12 months dominion and the beautiful good fortune of the nationalist circulation resulting in independence in 1956. within the post-independence period, the booklet lines the monarchy's sluggish monopolization of energy and the ensuing political paralysis, with a postscript bringing occasions as much as 2012. This concise, readable publication will tell and enthral scholars and all these looking for the heritage to present-day occasions within the region.

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