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B. The Modern City Casablanca: The City In The Islamic World

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Casablanca lies outside the polygon of centres in which Morocco's destiny was played out up to the nineteenth century. Places of trade like Tangier, Tétouan, or Mogador, and imperial cities like Fez, Marrakesh, Rabat, or Meknès, formed a network whose configuration and hierarchy were transformed by the rise of Casablanca. The very name of the city preserves the legendary resonances of the first times of the French conquest. The work of historians has validated this dimension, to the point of creating from it a kind of second or third generation myth. Its development has been contemporary with the rise of a major illustrated press and of the cinema, and this explains its rapid celebrity. Shaped over a century by the permanent opposition between market and public regulation, and tightly controlled by the monarchy during the reign of Hassan II, the city is on the threshold of potentially radical transformations.

Keywords: Casablanca; city; Hassan II; nineteenth century



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