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Shaikhdoms of eastern Arabia

Author: Peter Lienhardt; Ahmed Al-Shahi
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hamshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Series: St. Antony's series (Palgrave (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This pioneering study captures the traditional social, economic and political systems of the Arab sheikhdoms of the Gulf.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Lienhardt; Ahmed Al-Shahi
ISBN: 0333948114 9780333948118
OCLC Number: 45603963
Notes: "In association with St Antony's College, Oxford."
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Oxford University, 1957.
Description: xx, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Political Complex --
Foreign protection and the extent of local autonomy --
Instability and structure --
The complex of the desert and the sea --
Women and Men --
The Bedouin --
Towns and Maritime Activities --
Fishing --
Merchant seafaring --
Pearl fishing --
The Shaikhly Families --
The Shaikhs and Their People.
Series Title: St. Antony's series (Palgrave (Firm))
Responsibility: Peter Lienhardt ; edited by Ahmed Al-Shahi.
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