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Author Lienhardt, Peter.

Title Shaikhdoms of eastern Arabia / Peter Lienhardt ; edited by Ahmed Al-Shahi.

Published Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  306.095357 LIEN GA01    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail SpC/REF  306.095357 LIEN    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description xx, 257 pages : 1 map, portraits ; 23 cm.
Series St. Antony's series.
St. Antony's series.
Notes Revision of the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--Oxford University, 1957.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for Shaikhdoms of eastern Arabia / Peter Lienhardt ; edited by Ahmed Al-Shahi. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- 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 -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: United Arab Emirates Social conditions 20th century, United Arab Emirates Politics and government, 20th century.
Summary In this perceptive analysis of the Arab sheikhdoms of the Gulf, Peter Lienhardt discusses the common social patterns manifest in their tribal structure, the relations between men and women, the economics of pearl fishing, the growth of towns, and the complex relationship between the ruling shaikhs and their subjects. The advent of oil wealth radically altered the economic and social conditions of the region, but the sheikhs have continued to play an important political role in their modern states.
Local note SpC/REF copy donated by Prof. Jaynie Anderson 2011
Other author Al-Shahi, Ahmed.
Subject United Arab Emirates -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
United Arab Emirates -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
ISBN 0333948114