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I am glad to render them here my thanks. Nevertheless the two stories which he relates, and which speak, one of bidrs mutual caresses of two women, and the other of a woman provoking the caresses of an ass, show that he knew of such matters.

It may be assumed that this book, without being exactly a compilation, is not entirely due to the genius of the Cheikh Nefzaoui, and that several parts may have been borrowed from Arabian and Indian writers. According to the historical notice contained in the first, leaves of the manuscript, and notwithstanding the apparent error respecting the name of the Bey who was reigning in Tunis, it may be presumed that this work was written in the beginning of the sixth century, about the year of the Hegira.

However this may be, the book contains much useful information and a large number of curious cases, and Bigds have undertaken the translation because, as the Cheikh Nefzaoui says in his preamble: It may be assumed that this book, without being exactly a compilation, is not entirely due to the genius of the Cheikh Nefzaoui, and that several parts may have been borrowed from Arabian and Indian writers. This having been granted, he set himself to compose the treatise which was then occupying his mind, and which, becoming known, drew so much attention upon the author, that it became henceforth impossible to confide to him functions of the nature of those of a cadi.

Or did the author, perhaps, avoid the mention of similar matters out of fear that he might be suspected of sharing tastes which many people look upon as depraved? The town of Nefzaoua is surrounded by a wall built of stones and bricks; having six gateways, one mosque, baths, and a market; in the environs are many wells and gardens.

In other languages Add links. But what makes this treatise unique as a book of its kind, is the seriousness with which the most lascivious and obscene matters are presented.

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Views Read Edit View history. But an author certainly is to be commended for having surrounded himself with the lights of former savants, and it would be ingratitude not to acknowledge.

It is only to be regretted that this work, so complete in many respects, is defective in so far as it makes no mention of a custom too common with the Arabs not to deserve particular attention. But this version, which is not supported by any authenticated proof, and which represents the Cheikh Nefzaoui as a man of anc morals, does not seem to be admissable.

Author:Izz al-Din al-Mosadeqi

In spite of the subject-matter of the book and the manifold errors found in it, and caused by the negligence and ignorance of the copyists, it is manifest that this treatise comes from the pen of a man of great erudition, who had a better knowledge in general of literature and medicine than is commonly found with Arabs. With the view to give more weight to his recommendations, he does not hesitate to multiply his religious citations and in many cases invokes even the authority of the Koran, the most sacred book of the Mussulmans.

Lastly, the Cheikh does not mention the pleasures which the mouth or the hand of a pretty woman can give, nor the cunnilinges. But an author certainly is to be commended for having surrounded himself with the lights of former savants, and it would be ingratitude not to acknowledge the benefit which his books have conferred upon people who were still in their infancy to the art of love. There might have been given on this subject sound advice as well with regard to the pleasures mutually enjoyed by the women called tribades.

The name of the Cheikh has become known to posterity as the author of this work, which is the only one attributed to him.

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The Cheikh himself records that he lived in Tunis, and it is probable the book was written there. For instance, all the record of Mocailama and of Chedja is taken from the work of Mohammed ben Djerir el Taberi ; the description of the different positions for coition, as well as the movements applicable to them, are borrowed from Indian works; finally, the book of ” Birds and Flowers ,” by Azeddine el Mocadecciseems to have been consulted with respect to the interpretation of dreams. I say unnecessarily, because this book, more than any other, ought to have commentaries; grave questions are treated in it, and open out a large field for work and meditation.

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As he, however, desired not to give the Bey cause for offence, whereby he might have incurred danger, he merely requested a short delay, in order to be able to finish a work which he had in hand.

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According to tradition, a particular motive induced him to undertake a work at variance with his simple tastes and retired habits. What can be more important, in fact, than the study of the principles upon which rest the happiness of man and woman, by reason of their mutual relations; relations which are themselves azedddine upon character, health, temperament and the constitution, all of which it is the duty of philosophers to study.

The mouths of paederasts, you say, smell badly; If such be true, as you aver, Fabulus, What about those, think you, that lick the vulva? He will therefore not be surprised to find that some slight details arc not on a level with the knowledge acquired since. This page has been validated. What may have been the motive for these omissions?

Should we look for the cause of this gap to the contempt which the Mussulman in reality feels for woman, and owing to which he may think that it would be degrading to his dignity as a man to descend to caresses otherwise regulated than by the laws of nature?

As regards the birthplace of the author, it may be taken for granted, considering that the Arabs habitually joined the name of their birthplace to their own, that he was born at Nefzaoua, 2 a town situated in the district of that name on the shore of the lake Sebkha Melrir, in the south of the kingdom of Tunis. It is, therefore, inexcusable that he should not have spoken more particularly on those points. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.