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Morocco : In the Labyrinth of Dreams and Bazaars (Paperback) (Walter M. Weiss)

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Morocco has been influenced by an incredible variety of peoples: Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Berbers, Muslims, Jews, and most of Europe's colonizers have played a part. Modern Moroccan society is no less rich and varied, though perhaps sadly less accepting of difference. The Berber villagers of the mountains are mostly 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. Walter Weiss travels the breadth and depth of these social and geographical contrasts, visiting the settings of modern legends, such as Tangier and Casablanca, as well as the two medieval centres Fès and Meknès, 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.
Number of Pages: 118
Genre: Travel
Series Title: Armchair Traveller
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Walter M. Weiss
Language: English
Street Date: October 15, 2016
TCIN: 51695582
UPC: 9781909961258
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-7960
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