Historical Dictionary Of Morocco by Thomas K. ParkHistorical Dictionary Of Morocco by Thomas K. Park

Historical Dictionary Of Morocco

byThomas K. Park, Aomar Boum

Hardcover | January 16, 2006

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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.
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.
Title:Historical Dictionary Of MoroccoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:752 pages, 8.7 × 6.54 × 1.84 inPublished:January 16, 2006Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810853418

ISBN - 13:9780810853416

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Table of Contents

Part 1 List of Tables Part 2 List of Figures Part 3 Editor's Foreword Part 4 Preface Part 5 Acknowledgments Part 6 Note on Transliteration Part 7 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 8 Maps Part 9 Chronology Part 10 Introduction Part 11 THE DICTIONARY Part 12 Appendix Part 13 Glossary Part 14 Bibliography Part 15 About the Authors

Editorial Reviews

Park (University of Arizona) offers some 300 alphabetical entries on significant people, places, events, movements, and organizations in the history of Morocco, with a brief historical overview, 30 maps, a chronology, cross references, an appendix of ruling dynasties and governments, and an extensive bibliography of works in English and other languages. The second edition adds entries on current political figures, Islamist and leftist movements, and the economy.