A Tribal Order: Politics and Law in the Mountains of Yemen

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APPENDIX 2
CATALOGUE OF RĀZIḤĪ DOCUMENTS

Note: Most documents are from the tribe of al-Naẓīr. For convenient reference, the Christian date is given first. Square brackets indicate identifications supplied by the author. Documents are referenced in the main text with the prefix D. A more detailed catalogue and copies of the documents can be consulted in the Oriental and India Office Collections, British Library. For reproductions of similar documents, see books by Abū Ghānim, al-Maqḥafī, and Sālim (1982).


1605 APRIL/MAY 1013 DHŪ AL-ḤIJJAH

Shaykh Faraḥ Ḥarbān al-Yūnisī buys a terrace [in al-Naẓīr]. Witnessed by a Birkānī and a Shāriqī.


1608 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1016 SHAWWĀL

Aḥmad Ibrāhīm Faraḥ buys land [in al-Naẓīr]. [on reverse, undated]: list of proceeds from Ilt Ibrāhīm land in al-Muhaymilah.


1620A APRIL 1029 JUMĀDAH I

Shaykh Aḥmad Faraḥ [of al-Naẓīr] buys land with coffee in al-Naẓīr.


1628 APRIL/MAY 1037 SHAʿBĀN

Shaykh Aḥmad Faraḥ al-Yūnisī buys land. Witnessed by Qāsim Sarīʿ “the Izdī.”


1654 JUNE/JULY 1064 SHAʿBĀN [DATE UNCLEAR; COULD BE 1074]

State official specifies dues on imports and exports, including coffee, at the market of madīnat al-Bār.


1657 MAY/JUNE 1067 SHAʿBĀN

Imāmic decree that al-Naẓīr should pay 100 silver harf per month like the other makātib of the yamāniyah and Jabal Rāziḥ.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - The Tribal System 9
  • Chapter One - Environment and Economy 11
  • Chapter Two - Social and Political Inequality 37
  • Chapter Three - The Tribes of RĀZih 66
  • Chapter Four - Tribal Leadership 95
  • Chapter Five - Wider Structures and Relations 121
  • Part II - Tribal Governance 141
  • Chapter Six - Principles, Rules, and Sanctions 143
  • Chapter Seven - Enforcing the Law 167
  • Chapter Eight - Conflict and Violence 190
  • Part III - The State-TrİBe RelationshİP 227
  • Chapter Nine - The QĀSim PerİOd 229
  • Chapter Ten - The ḤamĪd Al-Dīn PerİOd 256
  • Chapter Eleven - The RepublİCan PerİOd 284
  • Conclusions 307
  • Appendix 1 - Chronology of Events Affecting RĀZiḤ- 1530S–1990S 315
  • Appendix 2 - Catalogue of RĀZiḤĪ Documents 321
  • Notes 343
  • Glossary 355
  • Bibliography 359
  • Index 375
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