Society and Trade in South Arabia (Variorum Collected Studies CS 552)

Society and Trade in South Arabia (Variorum Collected Studies CS 552)

By: R. B. Serjeant (author), Professor G. Rex Smith (author)Hardback

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This book is the fourth and final collection of Professor R.B. Serjeant's articles on the trade, commerce and society of South Arabia and the Yemen. The early articles concern trade; customary law is the next subject represented with social history and one or two incidental articles completing the volume.

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R.B. Serjeant, formerly University of Cambridge, UK Edited by G. Rex Smith


Contents: Introduction; Yemeni merchants and trade in Yemen, 13th-16th centuries; The Hadrami network; The Yemeni coast in 1005/1597: an anonymous note on the flyleaf of Ibn al-Majawir's Tarikh al-Mustabsir; 15th- century 'interlopers' on the coast of Rasulid Yemen; The customary law of south-west Arabia and Bedouin justice in Jordan; Customary law documents as a source of history; Sunnah, Qur'an, 'Urf; The Fatimi - Taiyibi (Isma'i li) Da'wah. Ideologies and community; Societe et gouvernement en Arabie du Sud; The Zaydi tribes of the Yemen: a new field study; Wards and quarters of towns in south-west Arabia; Zina, some forms of marriage and allied topics in Western Arabia; The Yemen poet Al-Zubayri and his polemic against Zaydi imams; Islam; A fortified tower-house in Wadi Jirdan (Wahidi Sultanate) - I & II; Tihamah notes; The coastal population of Socotra; Two 16th-century Arabian geographical works; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/09/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780860786030
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 364
  • ID: 9780860786030
  • weight: 643
  • ISBN10: 086078603X

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