Marriage Ceremonies in Morocco - Edward Westermarck
Marriage Ceremonies in Morocco by Edward Westermarck is a careful study based on a six year residency and investigations with native tribes in Morocco. Edward Westermarck was a Finnish social anthropologist, philosopher, and sociologist, whose area of specialization was the history of marriage, morality, and religious institutions. Westermarck gained international fame with his doctoral thesis, The History of Human Marriage, which was inspired by the ideas of Darwin and Herbert Spencer. Westermarck sought to demonstrate that the matriarchate was not a stage of human development and that universal promiscuity was a myth.