Old Morocco and the forbidden Atlas / by C.E. Andrews Andrews, C. E. (Clarence Edward), 1883-1932

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Andrews, C. E. (Clarence Edward), 1883-1932
Atlas Mountains.; Morocco -- Description and travel; Andrews, C. E. (Clarence Edward), 1883-1932
"Few places have had such a turbulent and chequered history as Morocco. A thousand years ago it had it libraries, its universities, and a great civilisation. The people, however, spent much of their time in disastrous warfare and in internecine conflict between dynasty and dynasty. Once it was a land of splendour, of minarets and palaces, of commerce and of culture. For centuries, however, it has been dead. Little even remains of its one-time glories. There is a glamour and a romance about its ruins that attract most readers, however, when the story is well told; and C. E. Andrews ... catches something of the beauty and the barbaric splendour of the country's former greatness, as he takes his readers on a tour through the ancient city of Marrakesh, and on an adventurous trip across the snowbound Atlas Mountains." "In reading this book, of forgotten days, in wandering past the broken tombs of ten centuries ago, and in listening to the old scraps of song and folklore which the author translates, one does not need to be a very imaginative reader to catch a reflected image of the former greatness of a country that now merely vegetates in a decadent past. ... Andrews is evidently a born traveller, and ... he takes his readers on a tour of discovery. That is what makes a travel book really readable." --The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld.), 25 August 1923.
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