1st Edition

Wit and Wisdom in Morocco (Routledge Revivals)
A Study of Native Proverbs

ISBN 9780415726177
Published February 3, 2015 by Routledge
464 Pages

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Book Description

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

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