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

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NOTES

Introduction

1. Tapper 1983:1, 42; 1991; 1997:5–10; see also Helm 1968.

2. Dresch 1989; Gingrich 1993.

3. Mundy 1995; Blumi (2003, 2004) is particularly vehement in denying the validity of the category “tribe.”

4. On all these basic issues see Tapper 1983:9, 43–48, 66; 1997:6, and Eickelman 2002:117, 119.

5. See Hartley 1961; Mitchell et al. 1978; Adra 1982; Bédoucha 1987; Dresch 1989; Gingrich 1987, 1989a, 1993; Gingrich and Heiss 1986; Meissner 1987; Tutwiler 1987; Mundy 1995; Boxberger 2002.

6. Dresch 1981:77; 1984a; 1989:125, 330–338. For other idealist, structuralist analyses which downplay the significance of geographical or economic factors, see Chelhod 1985:39–62; Meissner 1987.

7. Evans-Pritchard 1940:142; Gellner 1969:41–42, 1981; Lindholm 1981, 1986; Dresch 1988; Eickelman 2002: 75 and Chap. 6.

8. Gellner 1981:41, 81, 120–121; Serjeant 1977.

9. See Dresch 1986 and Caton 1987 and 1991 with regard to Yemen; Hammoudi 1980, Munson 1989 and 1993, and H. Roberts 2002 and 2003 with regard to Morocco and Algeria.

10. Robin 1982a:1; Daum 1988:9–13; Müller 1988:49.


Chapter 1

1. Philby 1952:612; Gingrich and Heiss 1986:76; Gingrich 1989a.

2. Agriculture expanded after the introduction of pump irrigation in the 1980s.

3. These attitudes are common throughout Yemen (Swanson and Hebert 1982:43).

4. Jabal Fayfah in Saudi Arabia, just north of Rāziḥ, receives 12 percent of its annual rainfall during these months (Abdulfattah 1981:40).

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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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