Morocco And The Moors Analysis

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It is uncertain that every book of history gives the exact detailed facts and information about a specific subject which is the case for western travel narratives of Morocco. In the late nineteenth century, European empires such as Britain and France were colonizing countries of Asia and North African including Morocco. Moulay El-Hassan was the Sultan in the period between 1873 and 1894; he was intelligent and successful with enough political tactics to pacify the warring Moroccan races and to solve his country’s problems in order to release it from the domination of the French empire. In addition, Morocco knew many major historical events that led it to be an interesting subject to western explorers. Every traveller had a purpose to visit…show more content…
It represents vivid images of the country and its peoples with a whole chapter which describes the different Moroccan races. Leared, like every foreigner, starts noting his thoughts and observations from the first minute his feet “touched ground at Tangier” . While reading literary works and travelogues, The European readers began to draw visual ideas and form some sort of authority toward Morocco or what Thomas Pellow called “Southern Barbary” in his book The Adventures of Thomas Pellow, of Penryn, Mariner: Three and Twenty Years in Captivity among the Moors in which his narrates his experience in Morocco from the time he was captured by “Pirates” and sold to serve in the palace. Pellow recites a detailed description of his life with Moroccans from a close position. Moreover, Budgett Meakin, a well known English author and the editor of the first English newspapers in Morocco titled “The Times of Morocco”, wrote many books concerning the conditions of Morocco during his vacation in the late nineteenth century. The Moors: a Comprehensive Description is one of Meakin’s works which is giving some forms of comparison between the Moroccan life and customs and the European ones, as well as conveying images of Moroccans and their primitive behaviours. Edmondo De Amicis also wrote a book of two volumes titled Morocco: Its People and Places in which he presents and describes the Moroccan races and the situation of Morocco. He, subjectively, gives his opinions of the Moroccans’ daily life in an attempt to compare it with his own Italian origins and culture. Another literally account is the
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