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Heroes and Villains

April 19, 20187:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:00 p.m. Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
In Spanish.

Ceuta lawyer José María Campos is presenting his latest work on the Spanish Protectorate in Morocco at Casa Árabe. It has been published by Almed. 

The event will also include the participation of Jerónimo Páez López, director of the Almed publishing firm, creator of the Legado Andalusí and member of the Averroes Committee; Javier Jiménez-Ugarte, Ambassador of Spain (ret.), and Juan Manuel Riesgo, Vice-President of the Spanish Association of Africanists. Presented by Pedro Martínez-Avial, the General Director of Casa Árabe.

The history of the Spanish Protectorate in Morocco (1912-1956) continues to inspire many readers. Some because of their interest in learning more about Spain’s recent history, and others because they have memories of family members who lived in Morocco during those crucial years. In his work Héroes y Villanos (Heroes and Villains), the author has preferred to provide us with a general overview of the Protectorate, but from the perspective of both of the parties to the conflict, then presenting a series of brief histories on certain interesting and sometimes unique events which took place throughout those years in African lands. It also includes tales of the confrontations in the Spanish Civil War among members of the military who had previously fought together in Morocco. The illustrations by Mariano Bertuchi, the painter of the Protectorate, which were included in various chapters, help readers get oriented on the stages where these event took place.  

José María Campos Martínez is a lawyer from Ceuta and the Dean of Social Sciences at the Institute of Studies on Ceuta. He is a regular contributor to the media and a conference speaker on topics involving Ceuta and its surrounding area, as well as the Spanish Protectorate in Morocco. As of 1997, he published Ceuta, problemas y soluciones (Ceuta: Problems and solutions), Ceuta en su laberinto (Ceuta in Its Labyrinth) and Predicando en el desierto (Preaching in the Desert), until in 2015 his book Ceuta, ciudad sin rumbo (Ceuta: A City Adrift) came out. On the war campaigns in Africa, his book Abd el Krim y el Protectorado (Abd el Krim and the Protectorate) was published in 2000, the second edition of the same book in 2009, and now in 2018 Héroes y villanos (Heroes and Villains).
Heroes and Villains