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Morocco: Marrakesh & Essaouira

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Item EXMRC89. Buy these 4 items as a set for $55 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Caliph's House, A Year in Casablanca

MRC66
Tahir Shah
Bantam Doubleday
2006
343
0553383108
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A great storyteller, of Afghan descent and English-raised, Shah leads us through Moroccan society and culture with deft portraits of ordinary neighbors and craftsmen as he and his wife transform a crumbling palace in old Casablanca.
$16.00

Dreams of Trespass, Tales of a Harem Girlhood

MRC10
Fatima Mernissi
Hachette
1995
242
0201489376
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
This captivating memoir by one of Morocco’s most outspoken women opens, "I was born in a harem in 1940 in Fez, a ninth-century Moroccan city." Mernissi captures not only the spirit of the place, but also the hierarchy and decorum of a Muslim family compou
$17.00

Footprint Marrakech, the High Atlas & Essaouira

AFR254
Julius Honnor
Footprint Handbooks
2012
111
1908206713
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact, informative guide zeroes in on highly recommended excursions, experiences and itineraries, including a concise overview of the region, its history, nature, architecture and culture. With enticing color photographs, helpful travel details and
$11.95

Morocco Map

MRC13
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2015
1
2067202898
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A road map featuring city and town plans at a scale of 1:1,000,000. Two sides. 28 x 36 inches.
$12.95

Marrakesh & Northern Morocco Map

MRC105
ITMB
ITMB
2009
2
1553416678
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Featuring a detailed walking map of the Medina and surrounding New Town on one side and a map of Northern Morocco at 1:740,000 on the reverse. With insets of Rabat and Tangier.
$10.95

Cadogan Guide Marrakesh, Fez and Rabat

MRC50
Barnaby Rogerson
Cadogan Books
2010
304
156656820X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This personal, comprehensive handbook combines Rogerson's insightful cultural and historical background with his savvy practical information and recommendations on what to see and where to stay and eat.
$21.95

Culture Smart! Morocco

MRC70
Jillian York
Kuperard
2006
168
1558689567
PAPER
Guidebook
1/1/2018
0
0
0
0
History, religion, daily life, food, health and safety are all covered in this accessible pocket guide to Moroccan customs, etiquette and culture, by an author who lives and teaches there.
$9.95

Eyewitness Guide Morocco

MRC58
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
392
1465457208
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Gorgeously illustrated and filled with excellent maps, this compact guide introduces Morocco's history, culture and attractions.
$30.00

A Traveller's History of North Africa

NAF01
Barnaby Rogerson
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
408
1566563518
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Wide-ranging, accessible and effectively condensed, this brief history marches confidently through the centuries, covering key events and personalities in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria to 1999.
$15.95

Islam, A Short History

ISL15
Karen Armstrong
Modern Library
2002
230
081296618X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Armstrong brings authority and experience to this vivid, clear-headed survey of the history and impact of Islam, from the birth of Mohammad to present-day challenges.
$17.00

Morocco, The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges

MRC75
Marvine Howe
Oxford University Press
2005
428
0195169638
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A penetrating look at political, social and cultural life in Morocco under King Mohammed V, by a former New York Times correspondent.
$28.95

A Street in Marrakech, A Personal View of Urban Women in Morocco

MRC29
Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Waveland Press
1988
382
0881334049
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Fernea's account of her unpredictable journey though the private and public world's of a traditional Muslim city includes marvelous descriptions of daily life in and around the medina in Marrakech.
$26.95

A Year in Marrakesh

MRC55
Peter Mayne
Sickle Moon
2003
190
0907871089
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This brilliantly entertaining, insightful classic account of Marrakesh captures the rhythm and spirit of life in the alleyways of the Medina in the 1950s.
$35.00

In Arabian Nights, A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

MRC80
Tahir Shah
Bantam Doubleday
2009
400
0553384430
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Shah (The Caliph's House) weaves his own family tradition of storytelling with commentary on Moroccan spiritual traditions, culture and history in this account of his adopted home on the sea in Casablanca.
$17.00

In Morocco

MRC02
Edith Wharton
John Beaufoy Publishing
2016
144
1909612596
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Wharton's enjoyable account of her month-long journey through Morocco after WWI captures the landscapes, architecture and many aspects of Muslim culture and history with emphasis on the cities of Rabat, Fez and Marrakech.
$9.95

Lords of the Atlas

MRC35
Gavin Maxwell
Sickle Moon
2005
316
0907871143
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
1
0
A classic account of the tribal warlords of the Atlas Mountains -- and of life in French colonial Morocco. A rousing tale and excellent introduction to Marrakech.
$34.95

Marrakesh, Through Writers' Eyes

MRC72
Barnaby Rogerson (Editor), Stephen Lavington
Sickle Moon
2006
306
0907871992
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A choice collection of travel writing on the Red City by 40 luminaries, including George Orwell, Winston Churchill, Gavin Maxwell and Peter Mayne.
$34.95

The Sheltering Sky

NAF09
Paul Bowles
Ecco Press
2014
352
0062351486
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Bowles' most famous work, by turns stark and transcendent, is a tale of three people whose lives unravel in the desert of North Africa. Originally published in 1949.
$15.99

The Spider's House

MRC08
Paul Bowles
HarperCollins
2006
406
0061137030
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Fez during a 1954 nationalist uprising, this richly descriptive novel may be the most evocative of Bowles' many works based in Morocco. Originally published in 1955.
$14.99

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Berber Odes, Poetry from the Mountains of Morocco

MRC123
Michael Peyron (Editor)
Sickle Moon
2011
128
1906011281
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Peyron draws on his rich oral recordings from the last of the traditional bards, collected over the last 50 years, for this illuminating collection.
$18.00

Cooking at the Kasbah, Recipes from My Moroccan Kitchen

MRC110
Kitty Morse
Chronicle Books
1998
156
081181503X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Morse, who grew up in Casablanca, provides an accessible yet authentic overview of Moroccan culinary tradition. Full of easy step-by-step recipes and color photos.
$22.95

Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco

MRC43
Paula Wolfert
HarperCollins
1987
330
0060913967
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Wolfert’s classic introduction to Moroccan food cuisine highlights the country and its cuisine, with great results. First published in 1973 and recently inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame.
$19.99

Fodor's Morocco

MRC81
Felic Aarons (Editor)
Fodor's
2015
400
1101878002
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With essentials for travelers, from maps and recommendations on accommodations and dining to an overview of attractions.
$22.99

The Food of Morocco

MRC129
Paula Wolfert
Ecco Press
2011
517
0061957550
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A Mediterranean cuisine icon brings a lifetime of experience and taste to this gorgeously illustrated cookbook and cultural guide.
$45.00

A Hedonist's Guide to Marrakech

MRC79
Paul Sullivan
Hg2
2009
210
1905428383
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the vibrant city, with comprehensive listings of riads, restaurants and bars.
$18.95

Insight Guide Morocco

MRC05
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2014
368
1780052723
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A profusely illustrated overview of Morocco, featuring concise essays by well regarded authors on history, nature and culture. With hundreds of photos and local maps, and some limited practical information.
$23.99

Islamic Arts

ISL01
Jonathan Bloom, Sheila Blair
Phaidon Press
1997
445
071483176X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive survey of 1,000 years of Islamic architecture, design and decoration. Illustrated throughout with color photographs, maps and site plans.
$29.95

Leaving Tangier

MRC127
Tahar Ben Jalloun
Penguin Putnam
2009
275
0143114654
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Capturing the ambitions of young people everywhere, Ben Jalloun traces the fate of Azel, his sister and other emigrants, who leave Morocco for the promise of a better life in Spain.
$15.00

Scheherazade Goes West: Different Cultures, Different Harems

MRC87
Fatima Mernissi
Washington Square Press
2002
240
0743412435
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
With humor and depth, Mernissi (Dreams of Trespass) weaves biography, culture and a witty meditation on the myth and meanings of harems, sex and beauty in the Western and Muslim worlds. An independent-thinking modern Moroccan, Mernissi is a sociology prof
$16.95

Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue: Scenes from the Non-Christian World

MRC60
Paul Bowles, Edmund White (Introduction)
HarperCollins
2006
192
0061137375
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Bowles' classic collection of essays about place, originally published in the 1950s, including his travels to Morocco, Istanbul, South America and Sri Lanka.
$13.99

Made in Morocco, A Journey of Exotic Tastes & Places

MRC128
Julie Le Clerc
Penguin Putnam
2005
196
0143019422
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A Middle Eastern cookbook focusing on slow cooked meats and interesting grains and vegetables. Accompanied by color photographs and reflections on the culture.
$25.00

Lonely Planet Fez Encounter

MRC90
Virginia Maxwell
Lonely Planet Publications
2008
136
1741792584
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A lively shirt pocket guide to the imperial city.
$11.99

Lonely Planet Moroccan Arabic Phrasebook

MRC15
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
256
1741791375
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This handy phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$8.99

Master and Disciple, The Cultural Foundations of Moroccan Authoritarianism

MRC124
Abdellah Hammoudi
University of Chicago Press
1997
195
0226315282
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Hammoudi focuses on his native Morocco in this scholarly study of authoritarian regimes in postcolonial Arab societies.
$30.00

Mogreb-El-Acksa, A Journey in Morocco

MRC11
R B Cunninghame Graham
Northwestern University Press
1997
358
0810160366
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Among the pleasures of this classic account of Cunninghame's trek to the forbidden city of Tarudant, originally published in 1898, is his portrait of Berber life in Morocco's High Atlas.
$19.95

Mourad, New Moroccan

MRC126
Mourad Lahlou
Workman Publishing Company
2011
1
1579654290
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Inspired by memories, steeped in stories and informed by his experience at the Michelin-starred Aziza in San Francisco, Mourad weaves 100 recipes, both classic and wholly inventive, with tales and photographs of Morocco and his family in Marrakech.
$40.00

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women

ARB06
Geraldine Brooks
Doubleday
1996
256
0385475772
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A highly readable overview of the role of women in Islamic society, drawn from the author's many interviews with women throughout the Arab World.
$15.95

Traditional Moroccan Cooking, Recipes from Fez

MRC44
Claudia Roden (Introduction), Madame Guinaudeau
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
208
1897959435
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
First published in 1958, Madame Guinaudeau’s charming guide to Moroccan cuisine explores the rich culinary traditions of Fez with anecdotes, recipes, drawings and chapters on everything from choosing spices and preserving lemons to the art of making and d
$17.99

Sacred Performances: Islam, Sexuality and Sacrifice

ISL99
M. Combs-Schilling
Columbia University Press
1990
377
0231069758
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
A fascinating academic study of the 1200-year-old Moroccan monarchy, with special attention to Islamic rituals and the relationship between national ceremony and individual identity.
$40.00

Sahara Unveiled

NAF05
William Langewiesche
Vintage Books
1997
302
0679750061
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Traveling across the Sahara from Algiers to Dakar, Langeweische has written an uncommonly good memoir of the desert, with meditations on its history, inhabitants and allure.
$16.00

The Serpent's Daughter

MRC83
Suzanne Arruda
New American Library
2008
352
0451224655
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
With lots of colorful background on Moroccan history and culture, Jade del Cameron (what a name!) is accused by the French colonial authorities of killing a man.
$16.00

Tagine, Spicy Stews from Morocco

MRC109
Ghillie Basan
Stackpole Books
2007
64
1845974794
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
An excellent, illustrated collection of recipes for dozens of variations on this seminal Moroccan dish.
$15.95

Morocco Courtyards and Gardens

MRC94
Achva Benzinberg Stein
Monacelli Press
2007
240
1580931944
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Splendid color photographs and aerial views of the palaces, mosques and signature walled gardens of Fez, Marrakech and Rabat.
$50.00

The Land of an African Sultan, Travels in Morocco

MRC121
Walter Harris
St. Martins
2011
344
1848855737
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This classic by the intrepid Walter Harris, the Times correspondent in Tangiers from the 1890s to 1933, takes in the artists and eccentrics of Tangier, the darkness and decadence of the sultan's court In Marrakech, celebrated Fez, marvels of the High Atla
$29.00

Morocco, The Traveller's Companion

MRC113
Margar Bidwell (Editor)
St. Martins
2005
309
1845111079
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
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-- are all included.
$26.00

Morocco That Was

MRC59
Walter Harris
Sickle Moon
2003
352
0907871135
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A piercingly funny and sharp eyewitness account of the Sultanate by the eccentric London Times correspondent in Tangier. Harris lived in the country for 30 years, which gave him unusual access to the Moorish court and civic life.
$34.95

For Kids

The Butter Man

MRC92
Elizabeth Alalou
2011
31
1580891276
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This charming tale of a childhood in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco includes folk art illustrations evoking the cultural and natural landscape.
$6.95

Crab With the Golden Claws

NAF65
Herge
Little Brown and Company
2012
96
0316198765
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
In this ninth book in the series, set in the Moroccan Sahara and aboard a ship, Herge has his intrepid young reporter Tintin, faithful Snowy, Captain Haddock and others tangle with kidnappers, smugglers and pirates.
$8.99