Extreme Sud Editions Maroc - La Route Charles de Foucauld (Morocco - The Route of Charles de Foucauld)

Itinéraires au Maroc sur les traces de l'explorateur
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In 1883, Viscount Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916) resigned from the French army and set off on an adventure, braving all dangers, to explore the almost totally unknown country which made up the Cherifian Empire.

Accompanied by the Moroccan rabbi Mardochée Abi Serour, financing the operation from his personal fortune, he walked, disguised as a Moroccan Jew, nearly 3,000 kilometres between June 1883 and May 1884, covering almost as much new ground in Morocco as all his predecessors combined.

On his return, he was received as a hero in Paris where the prestigious Société de Géographie (Geographical Society) awarded him its gold medal. It took him more than three years to write the account of his journey, and his work ‘Reconnaissance au Maroc’ remained the definitive reference book for the area until the Second World War. Until now, no one had tried to reconstruct step by step the itinerary of his ‘Reconnaissance au Maroc’, using as many of the same tracks as possible, crossing the same passes, visiting the same localities, however, after 2 years of work, this practical and historical guide, has been produced which allows its’ users to travel Morocco differently, off the beaten track and major tourist routes.


Product Details
Publisher Gandini
Series Extrem'Sud
Product Type Paperback
Pages 424pp
Dimensions 165 x 240 mm
Language French
Date 2018


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