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- DescriptionWhile much of the Middle East is w engulfed in conflict and repression, Morocco remains a curious amaly: 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 less rich and varied. In Morocco, Walter M. Weiss brings extensive kwledge 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.
- Author BiographyWalter 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.
- Author(s)Walter M. Weiss
- PublisherThe Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
- Date of Publication01/10/2016
- SubjectTravel Writing
- Series TitleArmchair Traveller
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThe Armchair Traveller at the BookHaus
- Weight159 g
- Width114 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Translated byStefan Tobler
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Trade paperback (US)
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