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The Arab of the desert : a glimpse into Badawin life in Kuwait and Sau'di Arabia

Author: H R P Dickson
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015.
Series: Routledge library editions., Saudi Arabia ;, v. 1.
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H.R.P. Dickson had the good fortune to spend many years among the Badawin, living and travelling with them as one of them in their own tents. In this book, first published in 1949, the author uses his great experience and knowledge to reveal all aspects of the lives of the nomadic desert Arabs, from social systems to marriage and children, from faith to food, sandstorms, warfare and hunting. The Arab of the Desert  Read more...
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Dickson, H.R.P.
Arab of the Desert (RLE Saudi Arabia) : A Glimpse into Badawin Life in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H R P Dickson
ISBN: 9781317540007 131754000X 9781317539995 1317539990 9781317539988 1317539982 9781315727462 1315727463 9781315727202 131572720X
OCLC Number: 903930082
Notes: Originally published: London : George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1949.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Original Title; Original Copyright; Dedication; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Illustrations; Part One; I My Life in the Desert; II Autumn Stirrings; III Nomad Life; The Tribal Dírah; The Annual Moves; The Influence of the Shaikh and how it is maintained; Hard Life of the Individual Badawin; The Badawin's Faults; The Badawin Woman (Badawiyah); The Daily Round of a Badawin Family, ""An Autumn Study""; IV The Tent and its Furnishings; The Qáta or Dividing Curtain; The Ruag; Men's Portion of the Tent; Women's Portion of the Tent. Position of Tent with regard to the WindThe Tent Dogs; A Stranger arriving at a Tent; Favourite Spots for pitching Tents; Changing the Camping Ground; V Tent Treasures; Men's Portion of Tent; Falcon's Gear; Women's Portion of the Tent; Types of Women's Camel Litter; ""Markab""; VI Badawin Social System; Settlers and Nomads; Bani 'Ám; Walad 'Ám; Bint 'Ám; Shaikhs; VII Arab Honour; Guests and the Laws of Hospitality; Gifts; The Salt Bond; Sanctity of Women; Protection of an Enemy who has Surrendered; The Rafiq or Khawi; The Qasír; Shíma; The Law of Dakhála and Wejh; How Dakhála is Claimed. How Dakhála WorksNote on Dakhála; VIII Marriage and Divorce; Marriage; Rights of Ibn 'Ám; Divorce; Marriage Customs among Iraq Tribes; Love; (a) The Love-story of Mutlug ibn Majid al A'sga of the Al Shuqair section of the Mutair; (b) The Wooing of Shaikh Mutlug al Sur; IX Women's Secrets; The Badawin Women's Clothes; Women's Jewellery; Women's Hair; Dress for the Haj; Henna and its Uses; Badawin Medicines and Cures; Pretty Customs and Expressions among Women; Sexual Intercourse; Tattooing of Women; X Children; Birth; Circumcision; Women's Names; Upbringing of Babies; Badawin Names. XI Faith and PrayerPrayer; The Origin of the ""Call to Prayer""; Part Two; XII Food and Hospitality; Food and Names of Common Dishes; A Badawin; Lunch; A Dinner given by a Hadhari or Townsman; Common Expressions used at Meals; The Ritual of Coffee Making; XIII Morality; In the Town; XIV Death, Burial and the Hereafter; Interesting Points connected with a Badawin Death; Death and Burial in Kuwait Town; XV Smoking; XVI The 'Id Festivals; 'Id in Kuwait Town; 'Id among the Tribes; Song of Mutairi Women; Song of 'Awazim Women; XVII Arab Greetings; XVIII The Haj, or Pilgrimage to Mecca. XIX ProstitutionXX Seasons and Winds in Kuwait; Names of Various Winds; Prevailing Winds in the Persian Gulf; Summer; The Rains; Winter; Spring; XXI Sandstorms; XXII 'Ajman Talks and Tales; Anecdotes about Philby; How Mubárak al Subah Won His Throne; The Treachery of Fahad ibn Jiluwi and the Slaying of Dhaidán al Hithlain; Two Famous Sisters, Shagha and Wadha; 'Ajman Lightheartedness; Origin of the 'Ajman; A Visit to Amir Haif bin Hajraf; A Chat with Ráshid bin Fahad; The Dead Woman who nursed Her Child; The 'Awazim Fisherfolk and the Blind Stranger; The Faithful 'Asmíyeh Al Daghamma.
Series Title: Routledge library editions., Saudi Arabia ;, v. 1.
Responsibility: H.R.P. Dickson.

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H.R.P. Dickson had the good fortune to spend many years among the Badawin, living and travelling with them as one of them in their own tents. In this book, first published in 1949, the author uses his great experience and knowledge to reveal all aspects of the lives of the nomadic desert Arabs, from social systems to marriage and children, from faith to food, sandstorms, warfare and hunting. The Arab of the Desert is truly a wealth of information, informed by personal insight and anecdotes.

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