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Islam in tribal societies : from the Atlas to the Indus

Author: Akbar S Ahmed; David M Hart
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Routledge library editions. Islam, v. 18
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A lively debate is currently being conducted in the social sciences around the concepts of "tribe", "segmentary societies" and "Islam in society". This wide-ranging collection by thirteen distinguished anthropologists contributes to the debate by examining various segmentary Islamic tribal societies from Morocco to Pakistan. -- Publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Akbar S Ahmed; David M Hart
ISBN: 9780415426008 0415426006 9780415446723 0415446724
OCLC Number: 187292419
Notes: Facsim. of the ed. published: London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984.
Description: vii, 343 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Doctor and saint --
Arbitration as a political institution: an interpretation of the status of monarchy in Morocco --
Segmentary systems and the role of 'five fifths' in tribal Morocco --
Cultural resistance and religious legitimacy in colonial Algeria --
Sufism in Somaliland: a study in tribal Islam --
Alliance and descent in the Middle East and the 'problem' of patrilateral parallel cousin marriage --
The paucity of ritual among Middle Eastern pastoralists --
Honour groups in traditional Turkmenian society --
Holier than thou: Islam in three tribal societies --
Tribal warfare in Afghanistan and Pakistan: a reflection of the segmentary lineage system --
Religiosity, values and economic change among Sheikhanzai nomads --
Feuding with the spirit among the Zikri Baluch: the saint as champion of the despised --
Religious presence and symbolism in Pukhtun society.
Series Title: Routledge library editions. Islam, v. 18
Responsibility: edited by Akbar S. Ahmed and David M. Hart.

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