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Literature and Violence in North Arabia

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An exploration of the intersection between art and life among the Bedouins and its implications for Orientalists.This book challen... Lire la suite
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An exploration of the intersection between art and life among the Bedouins and its implications for Orientalists.

Résumé
This book challenges the tendency of historians to neglect the relationship between conditions in the literate urban centers and those in the hinterlands. As he discusses the intersection of art and life among the Bedouins, Meeker is able to show how the place of pastoral nomadism in Near-Eastern history has a bearing on many of the problems that have concerned Orientalists.

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Preface; Part I. The Epoch of Near-Eastern Pastoral Nomadism in Arabia: 1. The ethnography of Near-Eastern tribal societies; 2. The personal voice and the uncertainty of relationships; 3. The composition of the voice and the popular investment in political adventures; Part II. The Narratives of Raiding and Warfare: 4. Cautious and sensible chiefs and the strategic use of aggressive resources; 5. Political authority, the metaphor of scriptural signification and the metaphor of a domestic covering; 6. Rwala monotheism and the wish for authority; Part III. The Poems of Raiding and Warfare: 7. Heroic skills and beastly energies; 8. Poetic structure and the pressure of heroic interests; 9. Shadows and echoes of the priority of the concrete; Part IV. Segmentary Politics and the Cult of Saints in North Africa: 10. The forms of segmentary politics and their relative absence among the North Arabian Bedouins; 11. Political wildness and religious domesticity among the Cyrenaican Bedouins; 12. Narratives of the mystical power of saints in Morocco; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Titre: Literature and Violence in North Arabia
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Code EAN: 9780521293990
ISBN: 978-0-521-29399-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Sociologie
nombre de pages: 292
Poids: 431g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T17mm
Année: 2009

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