Morocco Under King Hassan

Morocco Under King Hassan

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Written by a foreign correspondent resident in Morocco since 1952, "Morocco under King Hassan" is an impartial chronicle of all the major events in the North African kingdom during this period, relating how the king, who claimed to be a direct descendant to the Prophet Muhammad, reigned for more than thirty years, despite attempts by leftists, the military and Muslim fundamentalists to overthrow him. The book covers the nationalist struggle for independence, conflicts with neighbouring Algeria, the guerrilla war in Western Sahara and all other major political, economic and social developments that have turned Morocco into a multiparty democracy with a liberal economic system that makes it unique in the Arab world. "Morocco under King Hassan" provides a fascinating insight into the inner workings of an endearing and complex country which will provide the reader with a better understanding and appreciation of Morocco and the Moroccans. Consisting of 37 chapters, it is designed as a handbook for both the specialist and general reader.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 33.02mm | 884.51g
  • Ithaca Press
  • Reading, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0863723128
  • 9780863723124
  • 1,688,476

Table of contents

Contents The great survivor First impressions, Casablanca In Lyautey's bungalow Kasbahs and imperial cities The oldest inhabitants France deposes Sultan Mohammed Resistance and terrorism Sultan Mohammed returns King Mohammed V Armed rebellions Stirrings down south King Hassan rules L'Etat, c'est moi! Plots and parliament War with Algeria Goodbye to Ben Barka 'The sinister Oufkir' The cutthroat at Skhirat Operation Overflow fails Oufkir and the devil's advocate The secret garden Abortive leftist uprising Leftist revolutionaries Corruption The king of the parties The Green March All over, bar the fighting War in Western Sahara Diplomatic demarches Reconciliation with Algeria A religion of tolerance The Defender of the Faith The female majority Press freedom Democracy and human rights The economy King Mohammed VI
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About Stephen O. Hughes

After four years as a pilot of Catalina flying boats with the RAF, Stephen O Hughes has worked as a journalist for over half a century, including many years in Morocco as the Reuters correspondent.
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