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The Kingdom of Morocco achieved its independence in 1956 after over 40 years as a French protectorate. Since its independence, it has further expanded its area of control by reclaiming the formerly international city of Tangier as well as annexing Western Sahara from Spain in the 1970s. In 1777, Morocco became the first nation to recognize the United States, and the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship of 1783 is the oldest unbroken friendship treaty with the U.S. Morocco of the past and present are covered in this second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Morocco. A comprehensive introduction, focusing on its history, provides a helpful synopsis of the kingdom, and is supplemented with a useful chronology of major events. Hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on former rulers, current leaders, ancient capitals, significant locations, influential institutions, and crucial aspects of the economy, society, culture and religion form the core of the book. A bibliography of sources is included to promote further more specialized study.
Scarecrow Press; January 2006
- ISBN 9780810865112
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- Title: Historical Dictionary of Morocco
- Author: Thomas K. Park; Aomar Boum
Imprint: Scarecrow Press
In The Press
As events unfold in the coming years, those with an interest in this fascinating society will find their quest for timely and succinct information largely satisfied in the pages of this well-organized and well-written volume.....
About The Author
Thomas K. Park teaches in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. Aomar Boum, a native of M'Hamid oasis of southern Morocco, is a Ph.D candidate in cultural anthropology at the University of Arizona.