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Conquest of Morocco

ISBN-10: 0374128804
ISBN-13: 9780374128807
Edition: 2nd 2005
Authors: Douglas Porch
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Description: "The Conquest of Morocco tells the story of France's last great colonial adventure. At the turn of the twentieth century, Morocco was a nation yet to emerge from the Middle Ages, ruled by local warlords and riven by religious fanaticism. But in the  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 6/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

"The Conquest of Morocco tells the story of France's last great colonial adventure. At the turn of the twentieth century, Morocco was a nation yet to emerge from the Middle Ages, ruled by local warlords and riven by religious fanaticism. But in the mad scramble for African colonies, Morocco had one great attraction for the Europeans: it was available. In 1903, France undertook to conquer the exotic and backward country. By the time World War I broke out the conquest was virtually complete. Based on extensive original research, "The Conquest of Morocco is a splendid work of popular history.

Douglas Porch is a historian and a professor at the Naval Postgraduate Schoolin Monterey, California. He has been a professor of strategy at the Naval WarCollege and has lectured at the U.S. Army War College and the NATO DefenseCollege in Rome, Italy. He is the author of various books on military history,including The Conquest of the Sahara and The French Foreign Legion. He lives in Pebble Beach, California.

Introduction
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
Epilogue
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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