that he had been asked to leave the band for reasons connected with his "attitude". Coxon stated that "there were no rows" and " the band just recognised the feeling that we needed some time apart". ref
episode set in motion the country's return to independence, when Morocco officially became ''al-Mamlaka al-Maġribiyya'' (المملكة المغربية) ("The Maghreb Kingdom"), its name no longer referring to the city of Marrakesh. Marrakesh is known by a variety of nicknames, including the "Red City", the "Ochre City" and "the Daughter of the Desert", and has been the focus of poetic analogies such as one comparing the city to "a drum that beats an African
of their most effective enemies, the Marinids in 1215. The last representative of the line, Idris II, "El Wathiq"' was reduced to the possession of Marrakesh, where he was murdered by a slave in 1269; the Marinids seized Marrakesh, ending the Almohad domination of the Western Maghreb. In 1120, Ibn Tumart and his small band of followers proceeded to Morocco, stopping first by Fez (Fez, Morocco), where he briefly engaged the Maliki scholars of the city in debate
studies (it is sometimes said that he undertook, or sought to undertake, the pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj), but did not do so at this point.). Julian, p.93; Ibn Khallikan, p.206 He appears in Baghdad soon after, and there he attached himself to the Ash'arite theological school (Ash'ari). In 1120, Ibn Tumart and his small band of followers headed west into Morocco. He stopped by Fez (Fes, Morocco), the intellectual capital of Morocco, and engaged in polemical
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on autonomously in the provinces, as they had enjoyed during the caliphate of Yusuf II. The succession stunt unbalanced the careful coalition that had been built up over decades, setting different branches of the Almohad family member against each other, and against the palace bureaucrats and the tribal sheikhs. Muhammad Bassiri was born to Sahrawi family in Tan-Tan Biografía de Mohamed Basiri ref
in central Italy, and take Rome, the strategic objective of the current Battle of Rome. General Harold Alexander, commander of Allied Armies in Italy, had already considered such a plan since October
thumb left Locally made hats The arts and crafts of Marrakesh have had a wide and enduring impact on Moroccan handicrafts to the present day. Riad décor is widely used in carpets and textiles, ceramics, woodwork, metal work and ''zelij''. Carpets and textiles are weaved, sewn or embroidered, sometimes used for upholstering. Moroccan women who practice craftsmanship are known as ''Maalems'' (expert craftspeople) and make such fine products as Berber carpets and shawls made of ''sabra'' (cactus
. According to other sources, the city was known as the Berbers designations such as "Gaynou" Lagrare, and it was founded by the Almoravids like a project to monitor the road between Fes (Fes, Morocco) and Marrakesh, to populate the area and fight against Berghouata’s heresy. Nevertheless, some manuscripts cite evidence that Saadian Dynasty founded the city in the late of sixteenth century and it was known as designation "Kelaat Lagrare". This unique concept
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'''Marrakesh''' or '''Marrakech''' ( ; accessdate 24 September 2014 publisher Collins Dictionary date n.d. northeast of Agadir.
Marrakesh is possibly the most important of Morocco's four former (History of Morocco) imperial cities (Imperial cities of Morocco) (cities that were built by Moroccan Berber empires). The region was inhabited by Berber (Berber people) farmers from Neolithic times, but the actual city was founded in 1062 AD by Abu Bakr ibn Umar, chieftain and cousin of Almoravid (Almoravid dynasty) king Yusuf ibn Tashfin. In the 12th century, the Almoravids built many madrasas (Koranic schools) and mosques in Marrakesh that bear Andalusian influences. The red walls of the city, built by Ali ibn Yusuf in 1122-1123, and various buildings constructed in red sandstone during this period, have given the city the nickname of the "Red City" or "Ochre City". Marrakesh grew rapidly and established itself as a cultural, religious, and trading centre for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa; Jemaa el-Fnaa is the busiest square in Africa.
After a period of decline, the city was surpassed by Fes, but in the early 16th century, Marrakesh again became the capital of the kingdom. The city regained its preeminence under wealthy Saadian (Saadian dynasty) sultans Abu Abdallah al-Qaim and Ahmad al-Mansur, who embellished the city with sumptuous palaces such as the El Badi Palace (1578) and restored many ruined monuments. Beginning in the 17th century, the city became popular among Sufi (sufism) pilgrims for Morocco's seven patron saints, who are entombed here. In 1912 the French Protectorate in Morocco was established and T'hami El Glaoui became Pasha of Marrakesh and held this position nearly throughout the duration of the protectorate until the role was dissolved upon independence of Morocco and the reestablishment of the monarchy in 1956. In 2009, Marrakesh mayor Fatima Zahra Mansouri became the second woman to be elected mayor in Morocco.
Like many Moroccan cities, Marrakesh comprises an old fortified city packed with vendors and their stalls (the ''medina'' (medina quarter)), bordered by modern neighborhoods, the most prominent of which is ''Gueliz''. Today it is one of the busiest cities in Africa and serves as a major economic centre and tourist destination. Tourism is strongly advocated by the reigning Moroccan monarch, Mohammed VI (Mohammed VI of Morocco), with the goal of doubling the number of tourists visiting Morocco to 20 million by 2020. Despite the economic recession, real estate and hotel development in Marrakesh has grown dramatically in the 21st century. Marrakesh is particularly popular with the French, and numerous French celebrities own property in the city. Marrakesh has the largest traditional Berber market (''souk'') in Morocco, with some 18 ''souks'' selling wares ranging from traditional Berber carpets to modern consumer electronics. Crafts employ a significant percentage of the population, who primarily sell their products to tourists.
Marrakesh is served by Ménara International Airport (Menara International Airport) and the Marrakesh railway station, which connects the city to Casablanca and northern Morocco. Marrakesh has several universities and schools, including Cadi Ayyad University. A number of Moroccan football clubs are located here, including Najm de Marrakech, KAC Marrakech, Mouloudia de Marrakech and Chez Ali Club de Marrakech. The Marrakesh Street Circuit hosts the World Touring Car Championship, Auto GP World Series and FIA Formula Two Championship races.