On the Edge of Empire: Hadhramawt, Emigration, and the Indian Ocean, 1880s-1930s

On the Edge of Empire: Hadhramawt, Emigration, and the Indian Ocean, 1880s-1930s

by Linda Boxberger

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ISBN-13: 9780791489352
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/18/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Linda Boxberger is an independent scholar, with extensive experience teaching and conducting research in Yemen. She received her Ph.D. in history from The University of Texas at Austin.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Preface: Making History in Handhramawtxi
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Introduction1
Part 1Aspects of Social Identity in Hadhramawt and Abroad
Chapter 1Identity in Hadhrami Society11
Chapter 2Hadhrami Emigration and the Mahjar39
Part 2The Ordering of Life in Town and Country
Chapter 3Urban and Rural Life in the Interior67
Chapter 4Urban and Rural Life on the Coast and Its Hinterland97
Part 3Social Institutions and the Emergence of Social Criticism
Chapter 5Rites of Passage, Ceremonies, and Social Critique123
Chapter 6Religious Belief, Practice, and Education: Tradition, Revival, and Critique149
Part 4Politics, Power, and Conflict
Chapter 7The Two Sultanates: Rivals from Inception to Union (1880s to 1918)183
Chapter 8The Sultanates: Challengers and Reformers (1918 to 1936)211
Conclusion241
Appendix ARulers of Hadhramawt, Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries247
Appendix BQu'ayti-Kathiri Agreement of 1918 (the Aden Agreement)249
Notes253
Selected Bibliography, English and European Languages277
Selected Bibliography, Arabic Language283
Index287

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