Tribes, Government, and History in Yemen / Edition 1

Tribes, Government, and History in Yemen / Edition 1

by Paul Dresch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198277903

ISBN-13: 9780198277903

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Paul 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

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Paul 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, and the area as a whole. Dresch's unique and provocative insights are of increasing value given the increased Western involvement with Yemen since 1989, the union of the two Yemens in 1990, and the country's first free election in 1993.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198277903
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.16(d)

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