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- University of Chicago Press 2004; US$ 22.50
Having worked for several decades in North Africa, anthropologist Lawrence Rosen is uniquely placed to ask what factors contribute to the continuity and changes characterizing the present-day Muslim world. In The Culture of Islam , he brings his erudition and his experiences to illuminating key aspects of Muslim life and how central tenets of that... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00
This book examines the factors behind the survival and persistence of monarchical authoritarianism in Morocco and argues that state rituals of power affect the opposition forces ability to challenge the monarchy. more...
- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
Having learned to appreciate Muslim life while living in Pakistan, Peter Mayne settled down to live in the back streets of Marrakesh in the 1950s. Rather than watch from the shelter of a hotel terrace, he rented rooms, learned the language, made friends, and became embroiled in conspiratorial picnics, hashish-laced dinners and in the enchantments... more...
- Jacana Media 2012; US$ 25.99
"If you picked up this book in the expectation of revelling in the true confessions of a disaffected spy-master ? put it back. If you opened this book in the hope of enjoying the confidences of a disillusioned cadre of the South African liberation movement ?close it, put it down. If you bought this book in anticipation of a grandparents-to-grave... more...
- Bookworld Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95
The religious life of the Tonga-speaking peoples of southern Zambia is examined over the last century, in the sense of how they have thought about the nature of their world, the meaning of their own lives, and the sources of good and evil in which their cosmology and society have been transformed. The twelve chapters cover Time, Space and Language;... more...
- Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 22.95
This book was first published as a two-part essay in 1965 and 1967 in ABBIA ñ Cameroon Cultural Review ñ under the title ìIdea of Cultureî. Its main argument is that indigenous Africans cultures must be the foundation on which the modern African cultural structure should be raised; the soil into which the new seed should be sown;... more...
- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
Set in the medieval city of Marrakesh and the majestic kasbahs of the High Atlas mountains, Lords of the Atlas tells the extraordinary story of Madani and T?hami el Glaoui, warlord brothers who carved out a feudal fiefdom in southern Morocco in the early twentieth century. Quislings of the French colonial administration, they combined the aggression... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 60.00
Ceuta and Melilla are two "enclaves" on the northern coast of Africa that have been Spanish for centuries but that are claimed by the Kingdom of Morocco. As an integral part of Spain the towns have also been part of the territory of the European Union since 1986. Their unique situation has created considerable tension in the relationship... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00
Over the past decade, Africa's center of gravity in world politics has shifted from mere humanitarianism to a strategic view that posits the centrality of the continent as energy and natural resources supplier, in the fight against terrorism and other security threats, and in the globalization of culture. Besides these considerations, this shift is... more...