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By Mercedes García-Arenal

Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603) was once the most major rulers within the historical past of Morocco, which to at the present time bears the mark of his twenty-five yr rule within the 16th century. an excellent political and army tactician, crafty diplomat and descendent of the Prophet Muhammad himself, al-Mansur used to be a charismatic spiritual authority with objectives to turn into Caliph and ruler of all Islam. Spanning 4 continents, this lucid advent assesses this attention-grabbing determine and his legacy amidst the political intrigue, colonial discovery, and army conquest that ruled the age. Mercedes García-Arenal is Professor of Arabic experiences on the better Council of medical study in Madrid.

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