Author: Alan Keohane
Publisher: Kyle Cathie Limited
ISBN: 9780857830272
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Bedouin from the Author: Alan Keohane. This photographic record of an ancient culture represents years of living and travelling in the Middle East. The author captures the nomadic lifestyle, the traditions, the personalities, the dress, and the markets in memorable detail.

The Bedouins And The Desert

Author: Jibrāʼīl Sulaymān Jabbūr
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The Bedouins And The Desert from the Author: Jibrāʼīl Sulaymān Jabbūr. An extensively illustrated account of traditional bedouin life in the Arab east that extends from desert wildlife and lore on the camel to marriage customs and the history of the enigmatic tribe of Slayb.

Bedouin And Nomads

Author: Etienne Dehau
ISBN: 9780500543344
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Bedouin And Nomads from the Author: Etienne Dehau. The deserts of Arabia stretch from Jordan to Yemen; Wadi Rum, the Nefud, Ad-Dahna and Rub al Khali - known as the Empty Quarter - which borders Yemen and extends to the Sultanate of Oman. Many of these areas remain an enigma, with mankind having encroached only on the edges of their extreme environments. But even these peripheral zones contain some spectacular sights - dunes and plains, rocky peaks chiselled by erosion, and rare and unusual flora and fauna. At the heart of this immense region, we follow the incense route and discover the Bedouins, a nomadic people with ancient traditions. Étienne Dehau's wonderful photographs illustrate the culture of these Arabs - a word that originally meant 'people of the desert' - as they move from camp to camp within a land that is both hostile and overwhelming.

Bedouins Of The Empty Quarter

Author: Donald Powell Cole
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351314629
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Bedouins Of The Empty Quarter from the Author: Donald Powell Cole. This volume describes Bedouins, a tribal pastoral people in eastern Saudia Arabia. This volume documents changes in their way of life, beginning in the 1930s and continuing to the 1960s, when this book originally appeared. The Empty Quarter described here is a place inhabited by a people so thoroughly devoted to their pastoral pursuits that they are referred to as nomads of the nomads. To the Al Murrah and other camel-keeping pastoralists, theirs is a rich and rewarding life. For either to survive, men and camels must live in close symbiosis. The camels provide food, fiber, and transport; man provides knowledge of available resources, of which the most precious are water and the grasses that grow where rains have fallen. In this work, Donald Powell Cole shows us that this existence more complex and intricate. There is the complex knowledge of the desert itself, its varieties, moods, and resources. Next, there is the knowledge of the camels, their needs, capacities, and the peculiarities of each animal. These different kinds of knowledge must be brought together to fully use, yet carefully conserve, scarce resources. As important is the structuring of social life. The tribesmen must have a flexible social system that enables the individual household to operate alone when the environmental situation requires. This necessitates a pattern of independence and equality. The Al Murrah live according to ancient traditions, but life is not unchanging. In 1932, Saudi Arabia became a nation and intertribal raiding and warfare was brought to an end. Cole highlights the adaptability of the Al Murrah as the desert became increasingly invaded by motor transport and oil rigs. He sees their experience as prototypical: man everywhere must attune his life to the requirements of his economy. In a place like the Arabian Desert these adjustments are most insistent. This work shows that even when these demands of the external world pervade behavior, life can remain rich and rewarding.

Historical Dictionary Of The Bedouins

Author: Muhammad Suwaed
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442254513
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Historical Dictionary Of The Bedouins from the Author: Muhammad Suwaed. The term ‘Bedouins’ was given to nomads who came from or lived in the desert, and consisted of a sedentary population (from the badia – desert). However, in time, it came to define their social economic essence as: people who raised grazing animals and were compelled to conduct a nomadic life, to live in tents that could be dismantled, carried, and re-erected easily, and to move with their livelihood and living accommodation, according to the environmental conditions — those which provided water and grass. Not all Bedouin tribes are of Arabic origin, as all Muslim nomadic groups in the area adopted the term "Bedouins." There are Bedouin tribes of Turkmen, Kurdish Baluch, and Berberic origin and there are "Arabized" African people and hybrid people, who are categorized as Bedouins. The Historical Dictionary of the Bedouins contains a chronology, an introduction, an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Bedouins.

British Imperialism And The Tribal Question

Author: Robert Fletcher
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198729316
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British Imperialism And The Tribal Question from the Author: Robert Fletcher. British Imperialism and 'The Tribal Question' reconstructs the history of Britain's presence in the deserts of the interwar Middle East, making the case for its significance to scholars of imperialism and of the region's past. It tells the story of what happened when the British Empire and Bedouin communities met on the desert frontiers between the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf. It traces the workings of the resulting practices of 'desert administration' from their origins in the wake of one World War to their eclipse after the next, as British officials, Bedouin shaykhs, and nationalist politicians jostled to influence desert affairs. Drawn to the commanding heights of political society in the region's towns and cities, historians have tended to afford frontier 'margins' merely marginal treatment. Instead, this volume combines the study of imperialism, nomads, and the desert itself to reveal the centrality of 'desert administration' to the working of Britain's empire, repositioning neglected frontier areas as nerve centres of imperial activity. British Imperialism and 'The Tribal Question' leads the shift in historians' attentions from the familiar, urban seats of power to the desert 'hinterlands' that have long been obscured.


Author: Megumi Yoshitake
ISBN: 9788857222189
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Arab from the Author: Megumi Yoshitake. Bedouins, who refer to themselves simply as Arabs (originally, Arab was synonymous with Bedouin), are nomads who live in the desert, mainly on the Arabian Peninsula, raising sheep, camels and goats. Unencumbered by excessive possessions, and without most amenities, including electricity and running water, they pursue their lives in peace, practicing an ethic of mutual assistance, devotion to family, respect for the elderly and self-discipline. What they may lack in material goods is compensated by their fulfilling and meaningful way of life. The cultures of the Arab world and the desert environment, depicted so vividly in T. E. Lawrences accounts of his experiences there, have long captured Megumi Yoshitakes imagination. But it is the ancient culture of the Bedouins that attracted the photographers deepest interest. Over the past seventeen years that interest has become a passion, as she has devoted much of her time to photographing Bedouin families in Syria: this volume tells their stories through pictures.

The Bedouin Of The Middle East

Author: Elizabeth Losleben
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780822506638
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The Bedouin Of The Middle East from the Author: Elizabeth Losleben. Explores the history of the desert-dwelling Bedouin, exploring how they survive their harsh Middle Eastern and North African environments, and their religion, culture, diet, language, and social structure.

Nomads Tribes And The State In The Ancient Near East

Author: Jeffrey Szuchman
Publisher: Oriental Inst Publications Sales
ISBN: 9781885923615
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Nomads Tribes And The State In The Ancient Near East from the Author: Jeffrey Szuchman. For decades, scholars have struggled to understand the complex relationship between pastoral nomadic tribes and sedentary peoples of the Near East. The Oriental Institute's fourth annual post-doc seminar (March 7-8, 2008), Nomads, Tribes, and the State in the Ancient Near East, brought together archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists to discuss new approaches to enduring questions in the study of nomadic peoples, tribes, and states of the past: What social or political bonds link tribes and states? Could nomadic tribes exhibit elements of urbanism or social hierarchies? How can the tools of historical, archaeological, and ethnographic research be integrated to build a dynamic picture of the social landscape of the Near East? This volume presents a range of data and theoretical perspectives from a variety of regions and periods, including prehistoric Iran, ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, seventh-century Arabia, and nineteenth-century Jordan.