Morocco: The Traveller's Companion, Second Edition by Margaret BidwellMorocco: The Traveller's Companion, Second Edition by Margaret Bidwell

Morocco: The Traveller's Companion, Second Edition

EditorMargaret Bidwell, Robin Bidwell

Paperback | December 23, 2005

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This book brings together the writings of well-known travellers to Morocco and offers a fascinating picture of Moroccan culture through their eyes. Among those included are Pepys, Defoe, Twain, Orwell and Wharton, as well as famous Muslim travelers such as Leo Africanus and a host of others--merchants, sailors, consuls and scholars--who all recorded their impressions of the place. In addition to sketches of sumptuous entertainment, colorful festivals, and the infamous pirates of the Barbary coast, there are descriptions of childhood, marriage and the practice of medicine in old Morocco, as well as some favorite Moroccan folk-tales and recipes.
Margaret Bidwell is a consultant psychologist, and Robin Bidwell taught Middle Eastern history at Cambridge University.
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Title:Morocco: The Traveller's Companion, Second EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 7.78 × 5.02 × 0.9 inPublished:December 23, 2005Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1845111079

ISBN - 13:9781845111076

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Table of Contents

Map * Chronological Outline * Introduction * Morocco in Literature * Westerners in Morocco * The People of Morocco * Sultans * The Government * The Imperial Cities * A Selection of Towns * Villages and the Countryside * Travelling * Agriculture and Animals * Working Lives * Education and Rites of Passage * Doctoring * Religion * Music, Dancing, Storytelling, Sport * Food and Entertaining * Superstitions and Spells * Glossary * Authors and Editions Quoted