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Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond   By: (1866-1906)

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In "Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond" by Budgett Meakin, readers are taken on an exploratory journey through the captivating landscapes, vibrant cultures, and rich histories of Morocco. Meakin's firsthand account of his experiences in Morocco offers a unique perspective on a country that is often shrouded in mystery and misconceptions.

This book is as much a travelogue as it is a detailed exploration of Moroccan society. Meakin's attention to detail and meticulous observations paint a vivid picture of the people, customs, and traditions he encounters. He seamlessly weaves together anecdotes and historical context, creating a compelling narrative that keeps readers engaged from start to finish.

What sets "Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond" apart is the author's genuine curiosity and respect for the Moroccan way of life. Meakin delves into various aspects of Moroccan society, including religious practices, cuisine, and social hierarchies. His nuanced and empathetic approach allows readers to gain a deeper understanding of Morocco's cultural tapestry.

One of the book's strengths is Meakin's ability to evoke the landscapes and architecture of Morocco through his words. Whether it's the bustling medinas of Marrakech or the serene beauty of the Atlas Mountains, the author's descriptions transport readers to these vibrant locales, making them feel as if they are right there alongside him.

Furthermore, Meakin goes beyond superficial observations and delves into the complex socio-political issues that underpin Moroccan society. He addresses themes such as colonialism, the role of women, and the interactions between different ethnic and religious groups. By shedding light on these often overlooked aspects, Meakin gives readers a more holistic understanding of Morocco's past and present.

Despite its many merits, this book does have a few shortcomings. At times, Meakin's writing style can be overly verbose, and certain passages may feel unnecessarily dragged out. Additionally, while the book provides valuable insights into Moroccan society, some readers may have preferred a more balanced exploration of both rural and urban aspects of life in the country.

Overall, "Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond" is a captivating and informative read that offers a multi-faceted portrayal of Morocco. Through Meakin's keen observations and passionate storytelling, readers gain a greater appreciation for the country's landscapes, customs, and complex history. Whether you are an avid traveler or simply curious about different cultures, this book serves as an excellent introduction to the enchanting world of Morocco.

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THE MOORS: an Account of People and Customs. With 132 Illustrations.

CONTENTS: "The Madding Crowd" Within the Gates Where the Moors Live How the Moors Dress Moorish Courtesy and Etiquette What the Moors Eat and Drink Everyday Life Slavery and Servitude Country Life Trade Arts and Manufactures Matters Medical.

Some Moorish Characteristics The Mohammedan Year (Feasts and Fasts) Places of Worship Alms, Hospitality, and Pilgrimage Education Saints and Superstitions Marriage Funeral Rites.

The Morocco Berbers The Jews of Morocco The Jewish Year.

THE LAND OF THE MOORS: A Comprehensive Description. With a New Map and 83 Illustrations.

CONTENTS: Physical Features Natural Resources Vegetable Products Animal Life.

Descriptions and Histories of Tangier, Tetuan, Laraiche, Salli Rabat, Dar el Baida, Mazagan, Saffi and Mogador; Azîla, Fedála, Mehedia, Mansûrîya, Azammûr and Waladîya; Fez, Mequinez and Marrákesh; Zarhôn, Wazzán and Shesháwan; El Kasar, Sifrû, Tadla, Damnát, Táza, Dibdû and Oojda; Ceuta, Velez, Alhucemas, Melilla and the Zaffarines; Sûs, the Draa, Tafilált, Fîgîg, and Tûát.

Reminiscences of Travel In the Guise of a Moor To Marrákesh on a Bicycle In Search of Miltsin... Continue reading book >>

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