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Ahmad al-Mansur : the beginnings of modern Morocco /
Mercedes García-Arenal.
imprint
Oxford : OneWorld, 2009.
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156 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
185168610X, 9781851686100
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imprint
Oxford : OneWorld, 2009.
isbn
185168610X
9781851686100
catalogue key
6817373
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 144-149) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1549-1603) was one of the most important rulers in the history of Morocco, who propelled the country to the forefront of international politics. He introduced Morocco to a process of modernization, which to this day bears the mark of his twenty-five-year rule in the sixteenth century. Although famed for his cunning diplomacy in the power struggle over the Mediterranean, and his allegiance with Britain against Spain in the conquest for the newly discovered Americas, he was more than a political and military tactician. A descendent of the Prophet Muhammad himself, al-Mansur was a charismatic religious authority with ambitions to become Caliph and ruler of all Muslims.
Main Description
Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603) was one of the most significant rulers in the history of Morocco, which to this day bears the mark of his twenty-five year rule in the sixteenth century. A brilliant political and military tactician, cunning diplomat and descendent of the Prophet Muhammad himself, al-Mansur was a charismatic religious authority with ambitions to become Caliph and ruler of all Islam. Spanning four continents, this lucid introduction assesses this fascinating figure and hislegacy amidst the political intrigue, colonial discovery, and military conquest that dominated the age. Mercedes García-Arenal is Professor of Arabic Studies at the Higher Council of Scientific Research in Madrid.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Battle of Alcazarp. 6
Why did the battle take place?p. 8
The main protagonists at the battle of Alcazarp. 12
Abd Al-Malik and Ahmad Before the Battle of Alcazarp. 22
Algiersp. 24
Abd al-Malik's propagandap. 26
Muley Ahmad al-Mansurp. 31
Sixteenth-Century Morocco: Its Population, Cities, Religious Elites and Armyp. 40
The population of Morocco: Arabs and Berbersp. 41
The citiesp. 43
The 'ulamap. 46
The Sufi brotherhoodsp. 49
Qadiriyya and Shadhiliyyap. 51
Sharifismp. 54
The armyp. 55
Renegades, Moriscos and Jewsp. 59
Renegadesp. 60
Andalusians or Moriscosp. 62
Jewsp. 68
Diplomacy and Tradep. 75
The Spanish reaction to Alcazar: the captive princesp. 77
England and the cause of the Portuguese restorationp. 78
The Barbary Companyp. 80
The Iberian unionp. 82
Cadiz and Americap. 87
The Moroccan embassy to Englandp. 89
The sultan's memorandump. 94
Ahmad and El Doradop. 95
The Conquest of Western Sudanp. 97
Sudanese goldp. 98
The Saharap. 100
The expeditionp. 103
The Construction of an Imperial Ideologyp. 111
Marrakesh: the capital city and the palacep. 114
Belief in the Mahdip. 124
Messianism and the Rivalry with the Ottomansp. 126
The Millennium and the conquest of Western Sudanp. 127
Moroccan rivalry with the Ottomansp. 132
Plague, hunger and warp. 135
Conclusionp. 139
Sources and Bibliographyp. 144
Indexp. 151
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