Footprint’s Morocco Handbook has been thoroughly revised and updated ensuring travelers get the best out of their trip. Whether its trekking high into the Atlas mountains, shopping in the souks, or soaking up some sun this new edition has detailed coverage of it all, plus thorough accommodation listings, where to eat and drink and all the best sights.The heart of the guide is divided by region, giving comprehensive information on Marrakech & Essaouira, High Atlas, Fes, Meknes & Middle Atlas, the Desert & Gorges, Agadir & the South, Rabat, Casablanca & the Atlantic coast, Tangier & the North and East Morocco. Each region has an overview map which includes ‘Don’t miss’ destinations, local information on how to get around, detailed street maps where relevant, and an Essentials section with information on banks, embassies, emergency services and local festivals. Detailed listings on where to sleep, eat and play are provided for every destination within each region, enabling you to have an even better travel experience. • Essentials section with tips on getting there and around• Recommended itineraries to help with trip-planning • Accommodation listings for every budget from riads and guesthouses to hotels and mountain huts• Detailed street maps for important towns and cities• Full-colour mini atlas section for orientation• Where to buy the best babouches, carpets, ceramics, leatherwork and all manner of things in this shopper’s paradise• Best activities, including desert safaris, trekking, climbing and surfingPacked with information on all the main attractions as well as detailed information on the dozens of activities and adventures that will help you get off the beaten track, Footprint’s Morocco Handbook is the perfect companion for any intrepid traveller.
Practical tips on everything from the best-value hotels and restaurants to transport and roads. Lively accounts of the monuments and sites with informed treatment of Moroccan culture, past and present. Evocative descriptions of the routes and landscapes from mountain pistes to age-old caravan trails across the desert. Comprehensive coverage of trekking in the high Atlas, windsurfing on the Atlantic coast and bird watching in the lakes and estuaries. Full colour photos and more than 70 maps.
Moroccan Islamism and the Sacralization of Democracy
Author: Ahmed Khanani
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Social Science
Contemporary mass media descriptions of Muslims often suggest that Islam and Muslims are fundamentally undemocratic. Policy-makers in the West have weaponized these descriptions in attempts to legitimize anti-Muslim right-wing policy developments across the West and in the United States in particular, from surveillance in the aftermath of 9/11 to the anti-Islamic travel ban of 2017. But are Muslims undemocratic? Ahmed Khanani argues that this is not the case. In All Politics are God's Politics, Khanani shows that in fact, the opposite holds true: for socially conservative, politically active Muslims (Islamists), democracy or dimuqrāṭiyya reflects and extends their religious values. By drawing on conversations with over 100 Islamists in Morocco, this book enables readers to understand and appreciate the significance of dimuqrāṭiyya as a concept alongside new prospects for Islam and democracy in the Arab Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Khanani's in-depth analysis of the Moroccan case brings these Islamists and their attending political views to the forefront. Unfolding in a region marked by upheavals and academic inability to diagnose significant political developments, All Politics are God’s Politics contends that by attending to ordinary language everyday citizens use, one can in fact begin to accurately understand politics. Readers will discover that by connecting Islam to dimuqrāṭiyya, Islamists alter the meanings of both Islam and dimuqrāṭiyya, broaching new, democratic forms of Islam and rendering the everyday practices of dimuqrāṭiyya, like protesting electoral violations, protecting freedom of speech, and voting sacred.
A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Author: Laurie R. King
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Laurie R. King’s New York Times bestselling novels of suspense featuring Mary Russell and her husband, Sherlock Holmes, comprise one of today’s most acclaimed mystery series. Now the couple is separated by a shocking circumstance in a perilous part of the world, each racing against time to prevent an explosive catastrophe that could clothe them both in shrouds. In a strange room in Morocco, Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery: Who am I? She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door. Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks. She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase. Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north. Meanwhile, Holmes is pulled by two old friends and a distant relation into the growing war between France, Spain, and the Rif Revolt led by Emir Abd el-Krim—who may be a Robin Hood or a power mad tribesman. The shadows of war are drawing over the ancient city of Fez, and Holmes badly wants the wisdom and courage of his wife, whom he’s learned, to his horror, has gone missing. As Holmes searches for her, and Russell searches for herself, each tries to crack deadly parallel puzzles before it’s too late for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe. With the dazzling mix of period detail and contemporary pace that is her hallmark, Laurie R. King continues the stunningly suspenseful series that Lee Child called “the most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.” BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Laurie R. King's Bones of Paris. Praise for Garment of Shadows “As always, the relationship between Holmes and Russell is utterly understated yet traced with heat and light.”—Booklist (starred review) “[A] taut tale . . . original and intriguing . . . This tantalizing glimpse into the life and times of a rapidly evolving Arabic society has remarkable resonance for our own uncertain times.”—Publishers Weekly “Those new to the series are in for a treat.”—Bookreporter
Whether you seek the grandeur of the imperial cities or the rernoteness of an atlantic fortress town, the splendour and serenity of the Atlas mountains or the bustle of a souk, this guide will help you make the most of a country that has fascinated travellers for centuries. Well-planned itineraries for both short breaks and longer stays off the beaten track. Illuminating background information on Arab and Berber culture. Authoritative coverage of contemporary Moroccan life, music, food and architecture. Extensive and up-to-date listings of where to stay and eat.
The sun-splashed countries of the Mediterranean are shown here as never before. Photographer Jeffrey Becom focuses on how people live and celebrate living in the exquisite details of their humble dwellings in six Mediterranean countries. Becom's dazzling images complement his graceful narrative guide.