Kingdom of Fez
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|Kingdom of Fez|
|Former subdivision of Morocco|
The Kingdom of Fez in 1783, as part of Morocco under the Alaouite dynasty
|Today part of||Morocco|
The Kingdom of Fez was the name given to the northern part of Morocco, from the founding of the country by the Idrisid dynasty in the 8th century until the establishment of the French and the Spanish protectorate. The kingdom had its capital at Fez (Fes).
The Kingdom of Fez was bounded by the Oum Er-Rbia River and the peaks of the High Atlas to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean to the north, and the Kingdom of Tlemcen then the Regency of Algiers to the east.
The name Kingdom of Fez was sometimes given to all of Morocco when the kingdom's capital was located at Fes. Today, Morocco is called Fas in Turkish after the kingdom of Fez, while the Persians call the country "Marakesh" after the kingdom of Marrakech.
References and notes
- H. M. P. de La Martiniere, Morocco, journeys in the kingdom of Fez and to the court of Mulai Hassan, with itineraries constructed by the author and a Bibliography of Morocco from 1844-1887, Whittaker & Co. 1889
- L. De Chenier, The present state of the empire of Morocco, The history of the dynasties since Edris, Johnson Reprint Corp. 1788