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Shaikhdoms of Eastern Arabia

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This pioneering study captures the traditional social, economic and political systems of the Arab sheikhdoms of the Gulf. It represents a unique and in-depth insight into the complex and varied cultural patterns of the Arabs, Persians and the people of the East African Coast in the 1950s, before the advent of oil wealth radically altered the style of life and expectations of the people living in these sheikdoms. In a compelling narrative Lienhardt discusses the tribal structure, relations between men and women, the economics of pearl fishing, the growth of towns and the complex relationship between the ruling sheikhs and their subjects. His findings offer a key to the understanding of the political system and the transition from the tribal to the class system. Specialists on the Gulf and Middle East, social historians and anthropologists will find a wealth of new evidence and analysis in this invaluable and accessible combination of history and anthropology.


PETER LIENHARDT (1928-1986) was attached to St Antony's College Oxford, first as a Research Fellow, then Fellow and finally as College Lecturer. From 1962 until his death he was Faculty Lecturer in Middle Eastern Sociology at the Institute of Social Anthropology, Oxford.

AHMED AL-SHAHI has published widely on Sudan and the Middle East. After taking early retirement he pursues his research interests in northern Sudan and the Middle East as a Senior Associate Member of St Antony's College, Oxford, attached to the Middle East Centre.


Acknowledgements Editor's Preface Map of the Sheikhdoms of Eastern Arabia The Political Complex Women and Men The Bedouin Towns and Maritime Activities Sheikhly Families Sheikhs and Their People Editor's Epilogue Appendix Select Bibliography Index

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Titre: Shaikhdoms of Eastern Arabia
Code EAN: 9780333985274
ISBN: 978-0-333-98527-4
Protection contre la copie numérique: filigrane numérique
Format: eBook (pdf)
Producteur: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Editeur: Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Sociologie
nombre de pages: 257
Parution: 20.03.2001
Année: 2001
Taille de fichier: 3.0 MB

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