The Bedouin of Cyrenaica: Studies in Personal and Corporate Power

The Bedouin of Cyrenaica: Studies in Personal and Corporate Power


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Emrys Peters studied the Bedouin of Libya for more than thirty years. The handful of articles published during his lifetime were widely admired and are still essential reading for anthropologists. He left further significant papers unpublished at his death, and the editors have drawn on these for half of this collection, which brings together his major writings on the Bedouin. These seminal essays are not only of ethnographic interest. All Peters' work is informed by a rigorous theoretical intelligence, and his analysis of power in Bedouin society has fascinated many discerning social scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521385619
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/22/1991
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series , #72
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Foreword Jack Goody; Preface; Introduction Emanuel Marx; 1. The Sanusi order and the Bedouin; 2. The Bedouin way of life; 3. The tied and the free; 4. Aspects of the feud; 5. Proliferation of segments; 6. The power of shaikhs; 7. Debt relationships; 8. Family and marriage; 9. Bridewealth; 10. The status of women; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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