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The Bedouin of Cyrenaica : Studies in Personal and Corporate Power - Emrys L. Peters

The Bedouin of Cyrenaica

Studies in Personal and Corporate Power

By: Emrys L. Peters, Jack Goody (Editor), Emanuel Marx (Editor), Meyer Fortes (Editor), Edmund Leach (Editor)

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Published: 22nd February 1991
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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 He left further significant papers unpublished at his death, and the editors have drawn on these for half of this collection, which brings together his major writings on the Bedouin.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.

'... a welcome and significant addition to Cambridge University's excellent series on social and cultural anthropology ... The book is a great contribution not only to studies on pastoralist Bedouin societies but to contemporary social anthropology at large. ... one of the most insightful anthropological readings on Bedouin society, exhibiting both intimate knowledge and superb analysis.' Ethnos

ist of illustrations
oreword Jack Goody
reface
ntroduction Emanuel Marx
The Sanusi order and the Bedouin
The Bedouin way of life
The tied and the free
Aspects of the feud
Proliferation of segments
The power of Shaikhs
Debt relationships
Family and marriage
Bridewealth
The status of women
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521385619
ISBN-10: 052138561X
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 22nd February 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.66