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This translation provides fascinating insights into a critical period in Moroccan history and Moroccan-British relations during the nineteenth century. Using the life and work of the British representative in Tangier, John Drummond Hay, an individual who personally experienced the relations between the two countries and contributed directly to them for a period of almost half a century, the author observes the nature of these relations and the interwoven threads which governed and directed them.
'Extensive archival work … has enabled Ben-Srhir to present the most detailed, balanced account of bilateral relations between the two countries ever written.' - International Journal of Middle East Studies
'Ben-Srhir successfully connects personality and policy in his research, making this monograph an enlightening and accessible one for scholars in the fields of European imperial and Middle East/North African history.' - Itinerario
General Introduction 1. The Legal Framework for Anglo-Moroccan Relations 2. Britain's Attitude to Spanish Ambitions in Northern Morocco (1859-1862) 3. Commercial Transactions between Britain and Morocco 4. British Policy on Consular Protection and the Issue of Moroccan Jews (1856-1886) 5. The Makhzan Reforms Attempted Under British Supervision Conclusion: The Waning of British Influence in Morocco
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