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Bedouin Justice

Bedouin Justice
Laws and Customs amongst the Egyptian Bedouin


  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521230834

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  • Originally published in 1925, this volume provides an introduction to the rich and complicated traditions of Bedouin law. Written from the author's own experiences after spending more than seven years in the deserts of Egypt and Sinai, it was intended to dispel the myths that had developed around Bedouin culture within western society. The text studiously avoids these forms of condemnation and sentimentalisation in focusing on particular examples of justice in practice, thus revealing the subtle network of human relationships around which the culture was formed. It is written with an affection that reveals the author's genuine admiration for Bedouin traditions, but does not shy away from revealing the problems within these traditions. This important book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Bedouin culture, anthropology or law.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521230834
    • length: 192 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.22kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Historical note
    2. The western Bedouin
    Part II:
    3. Tribal organisation
    4. Application of tribalism
    Part III:
    5. Social distinctions
    6. The tribal idea
    Part IV:
    7. Judicial organisation
    Part V:
    8. Evidence and Bedouin law
    Part VI:
    9. Bloodmoney - Sinai
    Part VII:
    10. Bloodmoney - western desert
    Part VIII:
    11. Debts
    Part IX:
    12. Land disputes
    Part X:
    13. Inheritance
    Part XI:
    14. Trial by ordeal
    Part XII:
    15. Wounds and damages
    Part XIII:
    16. Laws relating to women
    Part XIV:
    17. The anomalous position of Bedouin law
    Part XV:
    18. Conclusion

  • Author

    Austin Kennett

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