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Description - Lords of the Atlas by Gavin Maxwell

Set in the medieval city of Marrakesh and the majestic kasbahs of the High Atlas mountains, Lords of the Atlas tells the extraordinary story of the Madani and T'hami el Glaoui, warlord brothers who carved out a feudal fiefdom in southern Morocco in the early twentieth century. Quislings of the French colonial administration, they combined the aggression of gangland mobsters with the opulence of hereditary Indian princes, and ruled with a mixture of flamboyance and terror. On returning from the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, T'hami ordered the severed heads of his enemies to be mounted on his gates. Yet in 1956, when the French left Morocco, the Glaoua regime toppled like a pack of cards.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780907871149
ISBN-10: 0907871143
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Imprint: Eland Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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