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English language non-fiction books about Morocco
A bibliography based on work by Robert S Drake

Chronological Order

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British Travellers to Morocco and their Accounts, from mid-16th to mid-20th Centuries: A Bibliography
Khalid Chaouch, University of Ben Mellal

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Addison, L. 1671.  West Barbary. London.

Addison, L. 1681.  The Morres Baffled. London.

Elliot, A. 1682.  A Narrative of my Travails, Captivity, and Escape from Salle in the Kingdom of Fez. London.

Phelps, Thomas. 1685.  A True Account of the Captivity of Thomas Phelps at Machaness in Barbary. London.

Brooks, F. 1693.  Barbarian Cruelty. London

Ockley,Reverend S. 1713.  An Account of South-West Barbary. London.

Jackson, J. 1810.  An Account of the Empire of Morocco and of the Districts of Sus and Tafilelt. Philadelphia.

Windus, J. 1725.  A Journey to Mequinez. London.

Ali Bey (Domingo Badia y Leblich). 1816.   The Travels of Ali Bey. London.

El Makkari, Ahmad. 1840.  History of the Mohammedian Dynasties in Spain. London.

Pellow, Thomas. 1860.  The Adventures of Thomas Pellow of Penryn, Mariner. London, Leared, Arthur. 1876.  Morocco and the Moors. London.

Rohlfs, Gerhard. 1874.  Adventures in Morocco. London.

MacKenzie, Donald. 1877.  The Flooding of the Sahara. London.

Leared, Arthur. 1879.  A Visit to the Court of Morocco. London.

Watson, R. Spence. 1880.  A visit to Wazan, the sacred city of Morocco. London. Download

De Amcis, Edmondo. 1882. Morocco: Its People and Places. Translated by C. Rollin-Tilton. G.P. Putnam Sons. New York. Republished (December 1984) Hyperion Books Hardcover: 396 pages ISBN: 1850770557

Lane-Poole, Stanley. 1886.  The Story of the Moors in Spain. New York.

Harris, Walter B. 1889.  The Land of the African Sultan. London

Loti, Pierre. 1889. Into Morocco. New York.

Bonsal, Stephen Jr. 1893. Morocco as it is: with account of Sir Charles Euan Smith's recent mission to Fez. Harper and Brothers. New York.

Playfair, Sir R.L. and Brown, R. 1893.   A Bibliography of Morocco, from the Earliest Times to the End of 1891. London.

Harris, Walter B. 1895.   Tafilet. London.

Drummond Hay, Sir John. 1896.  A Memoir of Sir John Drummond Hay. London.

Meakin, Budgett. 1899.  The Moorish Empire. London

Meakin, Budgett. 1901.  The Land of the Moors. London.

Grove, Lady. 1902.  Seventy-one Days Camping in Morocco. London.

Meakin, Budgett. 1902.  The Moors. London

Bensusan and Forrest. 1904.  Morocco. London

Alfalo, M. 1904.  The Truth About Morocco. London.

Scott, Samuel Parsons. 1904.  History of the Moorish Empire in Europe. Philadelphia.

Meakin, Budgett. 1905.  Life in Morocco. London.

Allen, Gardner W. 1905.  Our Navy and the Barbary Corsairs. New York.

Moore, Frederick. 1908.  The Passing of Morocco. London.

Harris, Lawrence. 1909.  With Mulai Hafid at Fez. London,

Rankin, Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Reginald. (1909) 1931..In Morocco with General d'Amade London.

Ashmead-Bartlett, E. 1910.  The Passing of the Shereefian Empire. London.

MacKenzie, Donald. 1911. The Khalifate of the West. London.

Wazan, Emily, Shereefa of. 1911.  My Life Story. London.

Kerr, Dr. Robert. 1912.  Morocco After Twenty-five Years. London.

Morel, E.  1912. Morocco in Diplomacy. London.

Routh, E.  1912.  Tangier:  England's Lost Atlantic Outpost, 1661-1684. London.

Harris, Walter B. 1919.  Modern Morocco, Bank of British West Africa. Tangier.

Wharton, Edith. 1920.  In Morocco. London. Download

Harris, Walter B. 1921.  Morocco That Was. London,

O'Connnor, Scott. 1923.  A Vision of Morocco. London.

Forbes, Rosita. 1924.  El Raisuni. New York.

Powell, Edward. 1926.  In Barbary. New York,

Westermarck, Edward. 1926.  Ritual and Belief in Morocco. London. Download

Barrows, David Prescott. 1927.  Berbers and Blacks. New York

Sheean, Vincent. 1926.  An American Amoung the Riffi. New York.

Harris, Walter B. 1927.  France, Spain and the Rif. London.

Pryne, Rudyers. 1927.  War in Morocco. Tangier

Aage, Prince of Denmark.  1928.  My Life in the Foreign Legion. London.

Battuta, Abd Allah Ibn. 1929.  Travels in Asis and Africa, 1325-1354. London

Anderson, Eugene N. 1930.  The First Moroccan Crisis, 1904-1906. Chicago.

Wren, P.C. 1929.  Stories of the French Foreign Legion. New York.

Cunninghame-Grahame, Robert Bontine. 1930.  Moghreb-El Acksa. New York.

Coon, Carleton. 1931.  Tribes of the Rif. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Howe, Sonia. 1931.  Lyautey of Morocco. London.

Irwin, R. W. 1931.  Diplomatic Relations of the United States with the Barbary Powers, 1776-1816. Chapel Hill.

Maurois, Andre. 1931.  Marshall Lyautey. London.

Stuart, Graham. 1931.  The International City of Tangier. Stanford.

Bartels, Albert. 1932.  Fighting the French in Morocco. London,

Coon, Carleton. 1932.  Flesh of the Wild Ox. London,

Bovill, E. W. 1933.  Caravans of the Old Sahara. Oxford

Vieuchange, M. Smara: 1933.  The Forbidden City. London.

Cruickshank, Earl F. 1935.  Morocco at the Parting of the Ways. London.

Gauthier, E. F. 1935.  Sahara, The Great Desert. New York.

Leaky, Louis Seymour Bazett. 1936.  Stone Age of Africa. London.

Miller, Webb. 1936.  I Found No Peace. New York.

Usborne, Vice-Admiral C. 1936.  The Conquest of Morocco. London,

Knight, Melvin. 1937.  Morocco's French Economic Adventure. New York.

Warne, O.H. 1937.  Present-Day Morocco. London.Soames, J. 1938.  The Coast of Barbary. London.

Mellor, Frank. 1939.  Morocco Awakes. London.

Van Passen, Pierre. 1939.  Days of our Years. London.Barlow, Ima Christina. 1940.  The Agadir Crisis. Chapel Hill.

Welch, Galbraith. 1949.  North African Interlude. New York.

Wright, L.B. and MacLeod, J.B. 1945.  The First Americans in North Africa. Princeton.

Barea, Arturo. 1956.  The Forging of a Rebel. New York.

Blunt, Wilfred. 1951.  Black Sunrise. London

Landau, Rom. 1951.  The Beauty of Morocco. London.

Landau, Rom. 1951.  The Sultan of Morocco. London.

Bovill, E. W. 1952.  The Battle of Alcazar. London.

Coon, Carleton. 1952.  Caravan. London.

Fassi, Allal Al. 1954.  The Independence Movements in Arab North Africa. Washington.

Howe, Marvine. 1955. The Prince and I. New York.

Alimen, H. 1957.  The Prehistory of Africa. London.

Briggs, Lloyd Cabot. 1955.  The Stoneage Races of North Africa. Cambridge

Landau, Rom. 1956.  Moroccan Drama. London.

Stevens, Edmund. 1955.  North African Powder Keg. New York.

Lodwick, John. 1956.  The Forbidden Coast. London,

Selous, G.H. 1956.  Appointment to Fez. London.

Berque, Jacques. 1957.  French North Africa. New York

Codman, Charles F. 1957.  Drive. Boston

Fisher, Sir Godfrey. 1957.  The Barbary Legend (1415-1830). Oxford.

Bovill, E. W. 1958.  The Golden Trade of the Moors. London

Epton, Nina. 1958.  Saints and Sorcerers. A Moroccan Journey. London.

Hopkins, J. F. P.  1958.  Medieval Muslim Government in Barbary until the Sixth Century of the Hijira. London.

Barbour, Nevill. 1959.  A Survey of Northwest Africa. Oxford

Briggs, Lloyd Cabot. 1960.  Tribes of the Sahara. Cambridge

MacBurney, C.B.M. 1960.  The Stoneage of North Africa. London.

Turnbill, Patrick. 1960.  The Hotter Winds. London.

Ashford, D. E. 1961.  Political Changes in Morocco. London.

Betts, R. 1961.  Administration and Association in French Colonial Policy, 1890-1914. New York,Barbour, Nevill. 1962.  Morocco. London.

Gellner, Ernest. 1961.  Saints of the Atlas. London.

Gerster, G. 1961.  Sahara, Desert of Destiny. New York.

Le Tourneau, Roger. 1961.  Fez in the Age of the Marinides. Norman, Oklahoma.

Mikesell, M.W. 1961. Northern Morocco, A Cultural Geography. Berkeley.

Landau, Rom. 1962.  Hassan II, King of Morocco. London.

Gallagher, Charles. 1963.  The United States and North Africa. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Richard S. Harrell.  1965A Basic Course in Moroccan Arabic (The Richard Slade Harrell Arabic Series) Georgetown Univ School of Language; ISBN: 0878400052

Stewart, Charles F. 1964.  The Economy of Morocco, 1912-1962. Harvard Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard Middle Eastern Monographs 243 pages ISBN 0-674-23600-9

Monteil, Victor. 1964.  Morocco. London.

Hoffman, Eleanor. 1965.  Realm of the Evening Star. Philadelphia.

Zartman, William. 1964.  Morocco: Problems of Power. New York.

Maxwell, Gavin. 1966.  Lords of the Atlas. London.

Furneaux, Rupert. 1967.  Abdel Krim, Emir of the Rif. London.

Halstead, John P.  1967.  Rebirth of a Nation: The Origins and Rise of Moroccan Nationalism,  1912-1944. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Bernard, Stephane. 1968.  The Franco-Moroccan Conflict, 1943-1956. New Haven

Nash, Howard P. 1968.  The Forgotten Wars. London.

Trout, Frank E. 1969.  Morocco's Saharan Frontiers. Geneva.

Woolman, David S. 1968.  Rebels in the Rif. Stanford.

Blair, Leon Borden. 1970.  Western Window in the Arab World.

Julien, Charles-Andre. 1970.  History of North Africa. New York.

Hall, Luella J. 1971.  The United States and Morocco, 1776-1956. Metuchen, N.J.

Scham, Alan. 1970.  Lyautey in Morocco: Protectorate Administration, 1912-1925. Berkeley.

Waterbury, John. 1970.  The Commander of the Faithful: The Moroccan Political Elite - A Study in Segmented Politics. New York.

Waterbury, John. 1972.  North for the Trade: The Life and Times of a Berber Merchant. Berkeley.

Austin.Bidwell, Robin Leonard. 1973. Morocco Under Colonial Rule:  French administration of tribal areas 1912-1956 . London

Gellner, Ernest and Charles Micaud (Eds.) 1973.  Arabs and Berbers: From Tribe to Nation in North Africa. Lexington, Mass., and London.

Montagne, Robert.  1973.  The Berbers: Their Social and Political Organization. London.

Mernissi, Fatima. 1975.  Beyond the Veil. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Brown, Kenneth. 1976.  People of Sale: Tradition and Change in a Moroccan City, 1830-1930. Cambridge, Massachusetts

Eikelman, Dale F. 1976.  Moroccan Islam: Tradition and Society in a Pilgrimage Center. Austin

Mercer, John. 1976.  Spanish Sahara. London.

Parsons, F.V. 1976.  The Origins of the Moroccan Question. London.

Sainsbury, Keith. 1976.   The North African Landings,1942: A Strategic Decision. London.

Burke, Edmund III. 1977.  Prelude to Protectorate in Morocco: Precolonial Protest and Resistance, 1860-1912. Chicago.

Dunn, Ross E. 1977.  Resistance in the Desert: Moroccan Responses to French Imperialism 1881-1912 . London. Univ of Wisconsin Pr; 291 pages.  ISBN: 0299073602

Hassan II. 1979.  The Challenge: The Memoirs of King Hassan II of Morocco. London.

Abu-Loghod, Janet L. 1980.  Rabat: Urban Apartheid in Morocco. Princeton.

Gellner, Ernest. 1981.  Muslim Society. Cambridge.

Parker, Richard. 1981.  A Practical Guide to Islamic Monuments in Morocco. Charlottesville,  Virginia.

Davis, Susan Schaefer. 1983.  Patience and Power: Women's Lives in a Moroccan Village. Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Schenkman Books; ISBN: 0870735047

Hodges, Tony. 1984.  Western Sahara: Polisario's War for Independence. Westport, Conn.

Porch, Douglas. 1983.  The Conquest of Morocco. New York. (Review)

Hoisington, William. 1984.  The Casablanca Connection. Chapel Hill.Eikelman, Dale F. 1985.  Reprint edition 1992 Knowledge and Power in Morocco : The Education of a Twentieth-Century Notable (Princeton Studies on the Near East)   Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 069102555X

Lantham, J.D. 1986.  From Muslim Spain to Barbary : Studies in the History and Culture of the Muslim West (Collected Studies Series, No Cs246) Ashgate Publishing Company; ISBN: 0860781941

Porch, Douglas. 1984.  The Conquest of the Sahara. New York (Review)

Mernissi, Fatima.  1987  (Revised edition)  Beyond the Veil : Male-Female Dynamics in a Modern Muslim Society 200 pages.  Indiana Univ Pr; ISBN: 0253204232

Ira M. Lapidus (Editor), Edmund Burke (Editor). 1990 Reprint edition. Islam, Politics, and Social Movements (Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies, No 5)Univ California Press; ISBN: 0520068688

Bidwell, Margaret and Robin L. Bidwell.  1993.  Morocco : The Traveller's Companion. I B Tauris & Co Ltd; ISBN: 1850435561

Moran, John Michael. 1994. Younger than that now: A Peace Corps volunteer remembers Morocco.  Full Court Press, San Antonio. 

Hughes, Stephen O. 2001. Morocco under King Hassan. Ithaca Press. Reading, UK


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