Bedouin Life In The Egyptian Wilderness

Bedouin Life In The Egyptian Wilderness


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Between the Nile River and the Red Sea, in the northern half of Egypt's Eastern Desert, live the Bedouins of the Ma'aza tribe. Joseph Hobbs lived with the Khushmaan Ma'aza clan for almost two years, gathering information for a study of traditional Bedouin life and culture. The resulting work, Bedouin Life in the Egyptian Wilderness, is the first modern ethnographic portrait of the Ma'aza Bedouins.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292707894
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 01/01/1992
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,202,226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Leo Tregenza
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Desert and Its People
  • 2. Nomads and Neighbors
  • 3. A Desert Livelihood
  • 4. Belongings and Beliefs
  • 5. The Bedouin Landscape
  • 6. A Bedouin Natural History
  • 7. Conservation and Conservatism
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix I. Bedouin, Latin, and English Plant and Animal Names
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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