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The Resource Colonial al-Andalus : Spain and the making of modern Moroccan culture, Eric Calderwood

Colonial al-Andalus : Spain and the making of modern Moroccan culture, Eric Calderwood

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Colonial al-Andalus : Spain and the making of modern Moroccan culture
Title
Colonial al-Andalus
Title remainder
Spain and the making of modern Moroccan culture
Statement of responsibility
Eric Calderwood
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Through state-backed Catholicism, monolingualism, militarism, and dictatorship, Spain's fascists earned their reputation for intolerance. It may therefore come as a surprise that 80,000 Moroccans fought at General Franco's side in the 1930s. What brought these strange bedfellows together was an effective propaganda weapon: the legacy of medieval Muslim Iberia, known as al-Andalus. This legacy served to justify Spain's colonization of Morocco and define the Moroccan national culture that supplanted colonial rule. Many writers have celebrated convivencia, the fabled "coexistence" of Christians, Muslims, and Jews in medieval Iberia. According to this widely-held view, modern Spain and Morocco are joined through their shared Andalusi past. Colonial al-Andalus traces this supposedly timeless narrative to the mid-1800s, when Spanish politicians and intellectuals first used it to press for Morocco's colonization. Franco later harnessed convivencia to the benefit of Spain's colonial program in Morocco. This shift precipitated an eloquent historical irony. As Moroccans embraced the Spanish insistence on Morocco's Andalusi heritage, a Spanish idea about Morocco gradually became a Moroccan idea about Morocco. Drawing on a rich archive of Spanish, Arabic, French, and Catalan sources--including literature, historiography, journalism, political speeches, schoolbooks, tourist brochures, and visual arts--Calderwood reconstructs the varied political career of convivencia and al-Andalus, showing how shared pasts become raw material for divergent contemporary ideologies, including Spanish fascism and Moroccan nationalism. Colonial al-Andalus exposes the limits of simplistic oppositions between European and Arab, Christian and Muslim, that shape current debates about European colonialism.--
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Provided by publisher
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1979-
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Calderwood, Eric
Dewey number
964
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT312
LC item number
.C35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • National characteristics, Moroccan
  • Morocco
  • Andalusia (Spain)
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Morocco
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Diplomatic relations
  • National characteristics, Moroccan
  • Spanish colonies
  • Africa
  • Morocco
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Diplomatische Beziehungen
  • Kolonialismus
  • Kulturelle Entwicklung
  • Kulturkontakt
  • al- Andalus
  • Marokko
  • Spanien
Label
Colonial al-Andalus : Spain and the making of modern Moroccan culture, Eric Calderwood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tetouan is Granada -- Al-Andalus and Moroccan literary history -- Al-Andalus, Andalucia, and Morocco -- Franco's hajj -- The invention of Hispano-Arab culture -- Moroccan Alhambras -- The daughter of Granada and Fez -- Epilogue: the afterlife of colonial al-Andalus in contemporary Morocco
Control code
1005811819
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780674980327
Lccn
2017041941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005811819
Label
Colonial al-Andalus : Spain and the making of modern Moroccan culture, Eric Calderwood
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tetouan is Granada -- Al-Andalus and Moroccan literary history -- Al-Andalus, Andalucia, and Morocco -- Franco's hajj -- The invention of Hispano-Arab culture -- Moroccan Alhambras -- The daughter of Granada and Fez -- Epilogue: the afterlife of colonial al-Andalus in contemporary Morocco
Control code
1005811819
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780674980327
Lccn
2017041941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005811819

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