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A vision of Yemen : the travels of a European Orientalist and his native guide : a translation of Hayyim Habshush's travelogue

Author: Ḥayyim Ḥabshush; Alan Verskin
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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English translation of: Ru y a al-Yaman.

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Genre/Form: Travel writing
Named Person: Ḥayyim Ḥabshush; J Halévy; Ḥayyim Ḥabshush; J Halévy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ḥayyim Ḥabshush; Alan Verskin
ISBN: 9781503607736 1503607739 9781503607033 1503607038
OCLC Number: 1032288500
Language Note: Translated from the Hebrew and the Judeo-Arabic.
Notes: Translated from the Judeo-Arabic and the Hebrew.
Description: xiii, 254 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Ḥayyim Ḥabshūsh and the European explorers --
The people and politics of Yemen --
A note on the text and translation --
A vision of Yemen by Ḥayyim Ḥabshūsh --
Arrival in Yemen --
Excavations in Ghaymān --
Jews, Muslims and foreigners in Ṣanʻāʼ --
Strangers among the tribes --
Clients and patrons --
Death and ruins --
Jews bearing arms --
An ordeal in the desert --
The honor code of the Najrānī Jews --
Persecution --
The Bedouin --
The city of Mārib and return to Ṣanʻāʼ.
Other Titles: Ruʼyā al-Yaman.
Responsibility: Alan Verskin.

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