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Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies Morocco and the Moors: Being an Account of Travels, with a General Description of the Country and its People

by Arthur Leared

Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies Morocco and the Moors: Being an Account of Travels, with a General Description of the Country and its People Synopsis

This travelogue by Dr Arthur Leared (1822-1879) follows his journey through Morocco during 1872, giving a comprehensive picture of the country and its people. At this time, Morocco was a French protectorate, ruled by the Alouite dynasty, comprising a mix of tribes, cultures, races and religions. Following Leared's route south, the geography, people, culture, legal and religious practices of Morocco are all explored thoroughly, with personal memories and anecdotes of daily life. As a physician and the inventor of the binaural stethoscope, Leared was interested in the advantages of the climate for treating respiratory diseases, particularly tuberculosis, and in native medical materials and practices. He subsequently became the physician at the Portuguese embassy, and planned the foundation of a sanatorium in Tangier. A vivid and balanced account of the country, as viewed from the stance of an objective traveller as the country began to open up to Europeans.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108025799
Publication date: 20th January 2011
Author: Arthur Leared
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: Classic travel writing, Historical geography,

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