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Morocco: In the Labyrinth of Dreams and Bazaars

Morocco: In the Labyrinth of Dreams and Bazaars

Author: Walter M. Weiss
Series: Armchair Traveller
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While much of the Middle East is now engulfed in conflict and repression, Morocco remains a curious anomaly: peaceful and open to the West, it has provided refuge for artists and writers for generations, and it remains an exotic destination for many curious travelers. The country has been influenced by an incredible variety of peoples Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Berbers, Muslims, Jews, and most of Europe s colonizers have played a role and modern Moroccan society is no less rich and varied. In "Morocco," Walter M. Weiss brings extensive knowledge of the region to bear as he travels the breadth and depth of the country s social and geographical contrasts. Berber villagers of the mountains are for the most part still illiterate and consider their king to be divinely chosen, while businessmen in Casablanca s towering offices dream of closer ties to the European Union. Weiss visits the settings of modern legends, such as Tangier, as well as the two medieval "centres Fes" and "Meknes," and sees earthen "kasbahs" and Marrakech s bazaar.On the way, he meets acrobats, Sufi musicians, pilgrims, craftsmen, beatniks, rabbis, and Berber farmers a kaleidoscope of variety and cultural influence.
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Author description
Walter M Weiss has been the editor of several publications and travelled extensively throughout the Arab world. His publications in English include The Bazaar. Markets and merchants of the Islamic World and Islam.
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General Fields

  • : 9781909961258
  • : The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
  • : The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
  • : September 2016
  • : 210mm X 114mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 916.40453
  • : Paperback
  • : Walter M. Weiss
  • : 120