Jews and Muslims in Lower Yemen: A Study in Protection and Restraint, 1918-1949

Jews and Muslims in Lower Yemen: A Study in Protection and Restraint, 1918-1949

by Isaac Hollander
     
 

This fascinating microhistory, crafted from documents and oral narratives, provides a rare portrait of pre-1950 rural Yemen while showing how religiously subordinated Jewish villagers strove to pursue their interests without forgoing the protection of the dominant Muslim majority.See more details below

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This fascinating microhistory, crafted from documents and oral narratives, provides a rare portrait of pre-1950 rural Yemen while showing how religiously subordinated Jewish villagers strove to pursue their interests without forgoing the protection of the dominant Muslim majority.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004140127
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/29/2004
Series:
Social, Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia Series, #96
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.64(h) x 1.51(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Sources and method1
Ch. 2The framework30
Ch. 3Foundations of a working hypothesis70
Ch. 4The shaykh and the Aqil118
Ch. 5Jizya headmanship - and Hayyim Misha162
Ch. 6Yahya Hayyim and jizya headmanship202
Ch. 7Towards a conclusion : supplanted authorities and reinterpreted relationships222
Ch. 8Bilad al-Adharib and the Bani al-Munifi254
Ch. 9The brink of dhimma : negotiating with the Bani al-Munifi of Bilad al-Adharib311
Ch. 10A threshold crossed : Yahya Hayyim and Hajj Muhammad of Bilad al-Hayqi336
App. AEpilogue413
App. BNotes on the grain-storage function429
App. CGregorian/Hijra years and table of events (1918-1949)435

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