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Portuguese Tangier (1471-1662): Colonial Urban Fabric as Cross-Cultural Skeleton
Martin Malcolm Elbl


Portuguese Studies Review Monograph Series, No. 1. Toronto and Peterborough: Baywolf Press, 2013. 1,074 pages (xxv +1047 + frt./back matter); 138 black-and-white ills. (maps, diagrams, structural schematics, spatial analysis of archival sources ); Appendices (incl. archival documents); Glossary; Bibliography; Index; 9' x 6.5' (2' spine); $140.00; ISBN 978-0-921437-50-5 (paperback [soft-cover]).

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Need to find this volume in a Library? Try the Bodleian Library, British Library, the Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne, the Biblioteca Nacional (Lisbon), the National Library of Canada, the University of British Columbia Libraries, the Duke University Library, the Trent University Library, and other main library nodes. Not all holding libraries are listed in WorldCat (OCLC) yet. And if you happen to be in Tangier, why don't you have a mint tea and then drop in at the Tangier American Legation library and archive/Institute for Moroccan Studies. You will find a copy there as well.

OCLC Subject Tags:
Tangier (Morocco) -- Civilization -- Portuguese influences
Architecture -- Morocco -- Tangier -- Portuguese influences
Tangier (Morocco) -- Colonial influence -- History
Médina (Tangier, Morocco) -- History
Portugal -- Civilization
Tangier (Morocco) -- History
Identifier: ISBN: 9780921437505 ; ISBN: 0921437501
978-0-921437-50-5 (pbk.)



Portuguese Tangier (1471-1662) is a new book dealing with the pre-modern architecture of Tangier, a dynamically expanding Moroccan port on the south shore of the Strait of Gibraltar. The book offers a “virtual archaeology” of the Portuguese urban fabric heritage--both vanished and preserved--in Tangier's médina, the walled Old Town. Solidly grounded in archival sources and profoundly revisionist, Portuguese Tangier alters our image of the médina to an unexpected extent. Yet it makes no claim to being "definitive" in any sense -- on the contrary, it is no more than a starting point. The volume stands at a critical intersection of well-known documents, recently located sources, and those that have been heavily underused (military engineering plans -- Portuguese as well as English, Portuguese building estimates and construction proposals). It plays a critical searchlight over discrepancies that become evident once spatio-temporal GIS modelling is deployed to re-examine the sources and the existing literature. The book challenges a rainbow of standard interpretations and entrenched Tangerois urban legends. It ranges widely, from recent hypotheses to newly confirmed toponyms, contentious architectural details, and the design and construction of the fortifications. The scope extends to historic environmental factors affecting the Old Port (studied through a new 3D bathymetric model of the historic anchorage -- the only such model available for now). The well-known "Tangier" series of drawings and etchings by the Bohemian artist Wenceslas (Václav) Hollar (1607-1677) comes into its own here, in a fresh, analytical, modelling-oriented context that interlinks Portuguese and English data tightly. The Portuguese period (1471-1662) is set in a frame that encompasses both the pre-1471 Muslim port and various 1662-1684 English components of the urban fabric—genuine as well as spurious. The book targets mainly a specialist audience (historians, conservationists, heritage planners, urban archaeologists, itinerary and exhibit designers dealing with Tangier), but will also reward the patient casual reader genuinely interested in the fortified médina and its history.

Portuguese Tangier (1471-1662) est un nouveau livre qui fait le point sur l'histoire de l'architecture portugaise du port de Tanger, cette cheville maritime du nord marocain saisie à présent dans un tourbillon de développement. Le livre offre une "virtual archaeology" du patrimoine portugais dans la vieille ville, la médina--d'une part un patrimoine disparu (et par conséquent "virtuel") mais aussi, d'autre part, étrangement préservé, bien que souvent inconnu, méconnu, ou ignoré. Solidement ancré dans les fonds d'archives et profondément révisionniste sans aucune prétention d'être "definitif", Portuguese Tangier change notre compréhension de la médina. L'ouvrage se situe au carrefour critique des sources -- documents classiques ainsi que des pièces nouvellement découvertes ou redécouvertes (plans de génie militaire -- portugais aussi bien qu'anglais, des devis estimatifs portugais et des travaux d'étude). L'auteur met en évidence les disjonctions fondamentales qui surgissent du moment que les ouvrages de recherche disponibles à présent s'affrontent aux documents dans un cadre de modélisation SIG spatio-temporel. Le livre met en question une panoplie d'interprétations et de "légendes urbaines" Tangéroises bien établies. Portuguese Tangier fournit une fusion d'hypothèses récentes, de toponymes nouvellement confirmés, de détails architecturaux à débat, et d'une exploration en détail des fortifications. L'enquête s'étend aux facteurs environnementaux dans le Vieux Port (étudiés au moyen d'un nouveau modèle bathymétrique de l'ancrage -- le seul modèle du fond de l'ancrage historique, en trame 3D, disponible pour le moment). La série "Tanger" de Wenceslas (Václav) Hollar (1607-1677) (dessins et gravures) se situe ici dans un contexte d'analyse et de modélisation qui fusionne les sources portugaises et anglaises. La discussion de l'architecture portugaise (1471-1662) s'encadre entre des vignettes du port marocain d'avant-1471 et d'éléments anglais du tissu urbain -- éléments véridiques aussi bien qu'imaginaires. L'ouvrage s'adresse principalement aux spécialistes (historiens, professionnels du patrimoine, archéologues, et concepteurs d'itinéraires et d'expositions) mais offre néanmoins de quoi bien contenter tous les amateurs de la médina et de son histoire.

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tangier walls medinaa Porta do Campo (sixteenth and seventeenth century): Place 9 Avril, Grand Socco,  Tangierb

Tangier: Portuguese citadel, future Kasba quarterc

Tangier: Bab Kasba sector, sixteenth and seventeenth century wallsd


Tangier: Beni Idder secior (TALIM area), original street plane

Tangier: Kasba, historic planf

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