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Morocco: The Traveller's Companion

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This book brings together the writings of well-known travellers to Morocco and offers a fascinating picture of Moroccan culture through their eyes. Among those included are Pepys, Defoe, Twain, Orwell and Wharton, as well as famous Muslim travelers such as Leo Africanus and a host of others--merchants, sailors, consuls and scholars--who all recorded their impressions of t
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Paperback, Second Edition, 326 pages
Published December 23rd 2005 by Tauris Parke Paperbacks (first published November 1st 2000)
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Dana Stabenow
Feb 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Arranged by subject (Morocco in Literature, The Government, A Selection of Towns, Agriculture and Animals, Working Lives, Education and Rites of Passage, and more), this anthology contains excerpts from the writings of evidently everyone who ever set foot in Morocco from al-Idrisi to Samuel Pepys to Mark Twain:

Tangier has been mentioned in history for three thousand years. And it was a town, although a queer one, when Hercules, clad in his lion-skin landed here four thousand years ago. In the st
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