MAP - Friday, August 9th 2019

Moroccan Culture Encyclopedia To Be Published Early 2020

Rabat - A Moroccan Culture Encyclopedia is being prepared and will be published early next year, the Ministry of Culture and Communication -Department of Culture announced on Thursday.

This tremendous work aims to provide an encyclopedic source on the aspects of Moroccan culture in its various intellectual, creative and artistic dimensions that reflect the wealth of its Arab-Muslim, Amazigh, Saharawi, African, Andalusian, Hebrew and Mediterranean components, said the ministry in a statement. This encyclopedia will be organized according to important aspects such as the material heritage (archaeological sites, sites of world heritage, historical monuments ...) and intangible one (UNESCO list of national cultural heritage, gastronomic art, traditions ...), according to the same source.

The Moroccan literature of all genres and languages, the Moroccan thinking, translation, visual and fine arts, theater, cinema, music, dance, manuscripts, printing and publishing, cultural archives, festivals and literary and artistic awards, as well as cultural structures and the presence of the Moroccan culture in foreign literary and artistic works will also be included in the encyclopedia. The book, involving the contribution of 130 Moroccan researchers, will also focus on a bibliography of writings by Moroccan, Arab and foreign researchers related the Moroccan culture, the ministry said.