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Understanding Somalia and Somaliland : culture, history, society

Author: I M Lewis
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
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Ioan Lewis details history and culture of the Somali people, providing a window into this culture and its increasingly public predicaments. He provides insight into complex social, historical, and cultural Somali heritage and pays attention to pervasive influence of traditional nomadism, especially its extremely decentralized nature. He addresses developments in Somali political region since collapse of the Republic  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: I M Lewis
ISBN: 0231700849 9780231700849 9781850659044 1850659044 9781850658986 1850658986
OCLC Number: 223108353
Description: xii, 139 p. : geneal. table, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The people and their traditions --
2. Colonial rule and independence : nomads and farmers, socialism and war --
3. The collapse in southern Somalia --
4. Somaliland and Puntland.
Responsibility: Ioan M. Lewis.
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Details the history and culture of the Somali people. This book offers insight into the complex social, historical, and cultural hinterland that is the Somali heritage and pays attention to the  Read more...

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