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Rashda:The Birth and Growth of an Egyptian Oasis Village is an interdisciplinary study from a multi-perspective, using various kinds of data and information. It offers a comprehensive description of Rashda, a village in Dakhla Oasis in Egypt from its beginning to the present. Key concepts are the uncertainty of the water supply, the dependence on the political regime and the rational behaviour of individuals. The villagers of Rashda have dealt with the difficult natural circumstances by creating the local customs of irrigation and cultivation. The development of village recently depends ever more on the government, as long as large amounts of finance and superior technology are necessary to dig deeper wells to secure water for cultivation.
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Islamic Area Studies , #4|
|Product dimensions:||0.63(w) x 0.94(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Hiroshi Kato, Ph.D.(1983) is Professor Emeritus of Hitotsubashi University. He specializes in the social and economic history of Arab countries, especially Egypt, and has published many books and articles in Japanese, including A Scandal of Village Abu Senita: Village Society in Judicial Documents, 1997. His most recent article is ""Personality" of Economic Development in the Delta Region of Egypt in Modern Times: Focus on Buhaira Governorate", (with Erina Iwasaki), 2016.
Erina Iwasaki, Ph.D.(2006) is Professor at Sophia University. She specializes in Middle Eastern and North African studies, and has published many articles, including "Income Distribution in Rural Egypt - A Three Village Case", 2015.