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La historia del tiempo presente en Marruecos: entre la descolonización y la formación del Estado poscolonial.

Akmir, Youssef

ABSTRACT

This paper deals with two main issues. On the one hand, we examine the ongoing historiographic debate in Morocco about the History of present time, another sign of the remarkable drive towards political democracy and the respect of human
rights that have characterized the country since the 1990s. We also try to explain why heated memories of the preceding period were cold down and how the historian’s task became indispensable due to its being the only institutional actor
qualified for a reconstruction of the past and for looking at facts from a more calm point of view, without rancour or resentment. We also highlight the role of the new work in which the contributions to the History of present time of both researchers and civil society actors confirm the transversality existing between historiography and the associative sphere, a transversality that would help to strengthen the democratisation process and public liberties. On the other hand, in the second part of this paper, we draw a sketch of the main historiographic lines hitherto developed in Morocco for the study of issues such as decolonization, nationalism, Moroccan political movements and the creation of the poscolonial State. The state of the question, the studies and contributions arising greater interest among researchers are built on a rich and diverse bibliographic material. Written, graphic and audiovisual documents, interviews, diaries and memories of political actors and other personalities who had an impact in historical events, as well as monographies and syntheses, all of them are sources that have been used and analysed in those contributions. Thanks to all this material, a reconsideration has been possible of issues regarded on badly known of Morocco’s recent history. In sum, certain questions have been dealt from an impartial perspective that may help to find answers for present-day dilemmas.

KEYWORDS

History of the present, Morocco, historiography, decolonization, nationalism.

Número 16
2º semestre 2017
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