Ahmad al-Mansur

Pages: 176
Subject: Religion: Islam
Series: Makers of the Muslim World
Imprint: Oneworld Academic
Illustrations: illustrations

Ahmad al-Mansur

The Beginnings of Modern Morocco

Mercedes Garcia-Arenal

Spanning four continents, this lucid introduction assesses this fascinating figure and his legacy amidst the political intrigue, colonial discovery, and military conquest that dominated the age.
9781851686100 (1 Oct 2008)
RRP £25.00 / US$30.00

The Book

Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603) was one of the most important rulers in the history of Morocco, which to this day bears the mark of his twenty-five year rule in the sixteenth century. Though famed for his cunning diplomacy in the power struggle over the Mediterranean, and his allegiance with Britain against Spain in the conquest for the newly discovered Americas, he was more than a political and military tactician. A descendent of the Prophet Muhammad himself, al-Mansur was a charismatic religious authority with ambitions to become Caliph and ruler of all Muslims. Spanning four continents, Dr. García-Arenal places this fascinating figure in a context of political intrigue, discovery and military conquest. With insightful analysis, a glossary and a guide to further reading, this book is the ideal introduction to a multifaceted figure who fully deserves the epithet "Maker of the Muslim World".

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Series Makers of the Muslim World
Pages 176
Imprint Oneworld Academic
Illustrations illustrations


About the Author

Mercedes García-Arenal is Professor of Arabic Studies at the Higher Council of Scientific Research in Madrid.