Between the years of 1898 and 1926, Edward Westermarck spent a total of seven years in Morocco, visiting towns and tribes in different parts of the country, meeting local people and learning about their language and culture; his findings are noted in this two-volume set, first published in 1926. The first volume contains extensive reference material, including Westermarck’s system of transliteration and a comprehensive list of the tribes and districts mentioned in the text. The chapters in this, the second volume, explore such areas as the rites and beliefs connected with the Islamic calendar, agriculture, and childbirth. This title will fascinate any student or researcher of anthropology with an interest in the history of ritual, culture and religion in Morocco.
Table of Contents
12. Various Magical Influences - Dreams 13. Rites and Beliefs Connected with the Muhammadan Calendar 14. Rites and Beliefs Connected with the Muhammadan Calendar (concluded) 15. Rites and Beliefs Connected with Certain Dates of the Solar Year 16. Rites and Beliefs Connected with Agriculture 17. Rites Practised for the Purpose of Influencing the Weather 18. Beliefs and Customs Relating to Animals 19. Rites Connected With Childbirth and Early Childhood 20. Rites and Beliefs Connected with Death 21. Rites and Beliefs Connected with Death (connected)