First published in 1930, this is the final of Edward Westermarck’s trilogy of titles that explore the society, culture and customs of Morocco. Compiled from years of personal research and interviews conducted with local people, this collection of native proverbs addresses such cultural and ideological concepts as marriage and family, hospitality, goodness and arrogance, as well as sayings relating to certain periods, agriculture and weather. With a detailed introductory essay from Westermarck, this is a fascinating work that will provide invaluable insight for students and those with a general interest in Moroccan and North African history and anthropology.
Table of Contents
Introductory Essay; 1. Women – Marriage 2. Love – Sexual Intercourse 3. The Family 4. Neighbours – Friends – Good and Bad Company 5. Officials 6. Christians – Jews – Negroes – Certain Natives of Morocco 7. Travelling 8. Work 9. Commerce 10. Wealth and Poverty 11. Begging and Charity 12. Hospitality 13. Robbery 14. Retribution and Forgiveness 15. Goodness – Cardinal Duties – Patience – Courage and Fear 16. Wrong-Doing – Guilt and Innocence – Bad Speech 17. Falsehood – Boasting and Arrogance – Ingratitude – Envy and Malignant Joy – Various Vices 18. Prudence – Intellectual Qualities 19. Miscellaneous Proverbs 20. Sayings Relating to Certain Periods, Agriculture, and the Weather; Arabic Text of the Proverbs; Index