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Tribes, government, and history in Yemen

Author: Paul Dresch
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dresch here combines ethnography with history to describe the system of sedentary tribes in South Arabia--a strategically sensitive part of the world--over the past thousand years. He examines the values and traditions the tribal people bring to the contemporary world of nation-states, and discusses the relation of the major tribes to pre-modern Islamic learning, the Zaydi Imamate, ideas of contemporary statehood,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dresch, Paul.
Tribes, government, and history in Yemen.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)556504849
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Dresch
ISBN: 0198273312 9780198273318 0198277903 9780198277903
OCLC Number: 19623719
Description: xxix, 440 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: List of plates; List of figures; List of tables; Transliteration; Introductory; The language of honour; Tribes and collective action; Estates of Society within the tribal peace; Sayyid history and historiography; History from the Qasimis to the Hamid al-Din (c.1600-1950); The September Revolution and the post-war republic; Village life and means of livelihood; The morphology of tribal self definition; Tribes and events in the modern world; Appendices; Arabic references cited; References cited in European languages; Index
Responsibility: Paul Dresch.
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