Lords of the Atlas: The Rise and Fall of the House of Glaoua 1893-1956

Eland Publishing Limited, 2004 - 320 pages
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Madini and T'hami El Glaoui, sons of a Moroccan caid by an Ethiopian concubine, rose meteorically to power in the almost medieval state of Morocco at the end of the nineteenth century. This is the epic story of the more than fifty years in which they governed the country in barbaric, ostentatious splendor, until their spectacular downfall in 1956.

Out of the intriguing and dramatic lives of Madini and T'hami, Gavin Maxwell has fashioned an epic story set against the superb background of Marrakesh and the pinnacled castles of the High Atlas, still magnificent as crumbling ruins. A dramatic history of intrigue, action, and exotic places, and illustrated with over one hundred color illustrations and photographs, "Lords of the Atlas" is a stunning look at the rise and fall of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating rulers.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - nandadevi - LibraryThing

In one sense this story of the evolution of the State of Morocco is a by-water of history, and Maxwell does a great service by filling in the gaps. At another level though, Maxwell weaves a story of ... Consulter l'avis complet


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British author Maxwell (Ring of Bright Water) accomplishes the twofold task of detailing the daily life, customs, and rituals in pre-independence Morocco and of recounting the rise and fall of El Hadj ... Consulter l'avis complet

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