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The conquest of Morocco / Douglas Porch.

1st American ed.. New York : Knopf, 1983.
ISBN 9780394511580, 0394511581

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Subjects Colonies.
France -- Colonies -- Africa.
French -- Morocco -- History.
Geschichte (1903-1914)
Koloniale oorlogen.
Maroc -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
Morocco -- Colonization.
Morocco -- History -- 20th century.
Description xii, 335 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1983.
Notes Book Jacket cover title: "The conquest of Morocco: the bizarre history of France's last great colonial adventure, the long struggle to subdue a medieval kingdom by intrigue and force of arms, 1903-1914."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-320) and index.
Summary At the turn of the century, the African country closest to Europe geographically was probably the least known. Morocco was a nation yet to emerge from the Middle Aged, violent and primitive, a place ruled by local warlords out of mud castles, and swept by religious fanaticism. To strike out from Tangiers was to enter a time capsule- emperors, slaves, harems, fortified towns, filth, superstition, blood feuds, and barbarism. Yet in the mad scramble for African colonies, backward and poverty-stricken Morocco had one great attraction: it was available. In 1903, with the posting to Africa of one of the oddest of all French military figures, General Hubert Lyautey, France undertook to change this state of affairs, and by the time World War I broke out the conquest was virtually complete. This book tells the story of France's last great colonial adventure.
Contents The road to Zousfana -- Europeans in Africa -- The country -- Fez -- Taghit --The call -- The Rogui -- El Raisuni -- The Lyautey method -- 1905 : the Coup de Tanger -- Casablanca -- The Chaouia Campaign -- The Beni Snassen and Bou Denib -- A new sultan -- The first siege of Fez -- The rescue -- The massacre -- The second siege of Fez -- Marrakech -- The Zaer -- Consolidation and defeat.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Morocco
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8554300
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Porch, Douglas.
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