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Southern Spain to Morocco

Reading and Travel Guide
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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Essential Reading Package-EXSPN233

Item EXSPN233. Buy these 5 items as a set for $86 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

Eyewitness Guide Seville and Andalusia

SPN15
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
288
1465438351
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This wonderfully organized and visually rich guide features excellent maps, essays on the culture, history and geography of Andalusia, along with a practical block-by-block guide to Seville.
$23.00

Andalucia Map 578

SPN107
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
1
2061007651
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A travelers' map of Andalucia and the Costa del Sol at a scale of 1:400,000 with city plans of Seville, Malaga and Granada.
$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

Cordoba Map

ARG73
Automobile Club of Argentina
Auto Mapa
1
1586112015
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This highly recommended folded road map shows Cordoba province at a scale of 1:1,560,000, along with city plans of Cordoba, Alta Gracia, Carlos Paz, Cosquin, Rio Cuerto and Zona Cerrana.
$10.95

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

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

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

Moorish Spain

SPN110
Richard Fletcher
University of California Press
2006
189
0520248406
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This book on the history and culture of Islam in Spain is detailed but readable.
$34.95

Spain, The Root and the Flower

SPN13
John A. Crow
University of California Press
2005
455
0520244966
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Take this book with you to Spain: it's an absorbing, well-written account of Spanish cultural history from prehistory to the Romans, Jews, Moors, Golden Age and on to Franco and his legacy in Spain.
$29.95

The Berbers

NAF02
Michael Brett, Elizabeth Fentress
Blackwell Publishers
1997
320
0631207678
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A scholarly examination of the indigenous people of North Africa from antiquity through the Roman and Islamic periods to modern times. It surveys the history, literature and culture of the Berbers, exploring the identity they have forged in the region.
$60.95

The Ornament of the World, How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain

SPN185
Maria Rosa Menocal, Harold Bloom (Introduction)
Little Brown and Company
2003
272
0316168718
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A lively, illuminating portrait of the Andalucian Kingdom, its cultural achievements and religious tolerance from the eighth century to 1492.
$16.00

The Story of the Moors in Spain

SPN12
Stanley Lane-Poole
Black Classic Press
2010
285
0933121199
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully readable, sweeping tale of splendor and tragedy, first published in 1866.
$18.95

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

Driving over Lemons, An Optimist in Andalucia

SPN135
Chris Stewart
Vintage Books
2000
256
0375709150
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Stewart's memoir about moving with his wife to a farm in Alpujarras is charming and insightful. Unlike many expatriates, Stewart manages to ground himself far enough into the community to make lasting friends -- as well as a home for his young daughter.
$15.95

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

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

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

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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

The Alhambra

SPN226
Robert Irwin
Harvard University Press
2004
213
0674060333
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Irwin's brief, indispensable guide introduces the stunning Moorish palace and fortress complex, revealing its mysteries, myths and significance with wit and insight.
$17.50

The Face of Spain

SPN17
Gerald Brenan
Serif
2010
248
189795963X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Brenan searches for Lorca's unmarked grave (and knows not if he has found it), travels to the great mosque in Cordoba, the Synagogue of Toledo and other touchstones of Spain's history, in this immensely pleasurable portrait of Spain in 1949, the wounds of
$18.00

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

Leo Africanus

MED55
Amin Maalouf
Rowman & Littlefield
1998
368
1561310220
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fictional memoir of the first 40 years in the life of Leo Africanus, a Muslim whose travels led him throughout the Mediterranean and North Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries.
$16.95