Morocco Since 1830

A History

February 2001 9781850652731 457pp
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As well as dynastic and political events, this history examines the changing lives of ordinary Moroccans, most of whom are poor and whose lives are shaped by their economic circumstances. The influence of harvests, access to land and water, and external trade are all explored.


‘With the publication of this excellent book we now have the first real history of Morocco since Brignon as well as the first-ever history of modern Morocco in English… a remarkably searching but very readable survey of Moroccan history over the past century and a half.’ — David M. Hart, Middle Eastern Studies

Morocco since 1830 is a welcome survey of the modern period… pithy, argumentative, concise and engaging.’ — Mediterranean Politics

‘A remarkable study of the political history of Morocco […] should be the standard work on the subject for some time to come.’ — Professor Edmund Burke III

‘An enjoyable and informative narrative history, based on primary sources as well as the secondary literature, objectively written from a strictly Moroccan point of view.’ — Dr Michael Brett, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London



C.R. Pennell is Al-Tajir Lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He is an expert on contemporary Middle East and North African history, and has taught in several countries including Libya and Turkey.

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