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.

Nomads Of The Nomads

Author: Donald Powell Cole
Publisher: Harlan Davidson
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Nomads Of The Nomads from the Author: Donald Powell Cole.


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.

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.

British Imperialism And The Tribal Question

Author: Robert S. G. Fletcher
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191045551
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British Imperialism And The Tribal Question from the Author: Robert S. G. 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.

Bedouin Of Mount Sinai

Author: Emanuel Marx
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857459325
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Bedouin Of Mount Sinai from the Author: Emanuel Marx. The Sinai Peninsula links Asia and Africa and for millennia has been crossed by imperial armies from both the east and the west. Thus, its Bedouin inhabitants are by necessity involved in world affairs and maintain a complex, almost urban, economy. They make their home in arid mountains that provide limited pastures and lack arable soils and must derive much of their income from migrant labor and trade. Still, every household maintains, at considerable expense, a small orchard and a minute flock of goats and sheep. The orchards and flocks sustain them in times of need and become the core of a mutual assurance system. It is for this social security that Bedouin live in and retire to the mountains. Based on fieldwork over ten years, this book builds on the central theoretical understanding that the complex political economy of the Mount Sinai Bedouin is integrated into urban society and part of the modern global world.

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.

Out Of The Desert

Author: Ali Al-Naimi
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241978394
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Out Of The Desert from the Author: Ali Al-Naimi. The extraordinary memoir of global oil's former central banker Ali Al-Naimi is the former Saudi oil minister - and OPEC kingpin - a position he held for the two decades between August 1995 and May 2016. In this time, Al-Naimi's briefest utterances moved markets. But it wasn't always that way. Al-Naimi was born into abject poverty as a nomadic Bedouin in the 1930s, just as US companies were discovering vast quantities of oil under the baking Arabian deserts. From his first job as a shepherd boy, aged four, to his appointment to one of the most powerful political and economic jobs in the world, Out of the Desert charts Al-Naimi's extraordinary rise to power. Described by Alan Greenspan as 'the most powerful man you've never heard of', Al-Naimi's incredible journey proves that anyone can make it - even a poor Bedouin shepherd boy. This is his exclusive inside story of power, politics and oil. His Excellency Ali Ibrahim Al-Naimi is the former Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One of the most powerful economic and political jobs in the world, he held this post from August 1995 to May 2016. Prior to that he held a wide range of leadership positions in the Kingdom's national oil company, Saudi Aramco. He was the first Saudi national to be named President of the company in 1984 and became the first Saudi CEO in 1988. Al-Naimi joined the company, then called Aramco, as an office boy in 1947. A Bedouin, he was born in the deserts of eastern Arabia in 1935.