Idriss al-Amraoui

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Idriss ibn Muhammad ibn al-Amraoui, son of the poet Mohammed ibn Idris al-Amrawi was a Moroccan emissary who, in the service of sultan Mohammed IV (1859–1873), visited Paris in 1860 and Spain in 1861.[1] His arrival in France coincided with the death of Napoleon III. He wrote a rihla of that journey called Tuhfat almalik al-aziz bi-mamlakat Bariz. He gives a detailed description of his impressions.[2] Beside prose works Al-Amraoui has also left an important diwan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohammed Lakhdar, La Vie Littéraire au Maroc sous la dynastie alawite (1075/1311/1664-1894). Rabat: Ed. Techniques Nord-Africaines, 1971, p. 352-356
  2. ^ Farouk Mardam-Bey, Ecrivains arabes d'hier et d'aujourd'hui: catalogue biobibliographique Ouvrages publiés en France disponibles au 31 décembre 1995, ed. Institut du Monde Arabe, 1996 p. 31

Bibliography[edit]

Le paradis des femmes et l'enfer des chevaux : La France de 1860 vue par l'émissaire du Sultan, La Tour d’Aigues: L'Aube, 2002 ISBN 978-2-7526-0207-7