1st Edition

Bedouin Justice
Law and Custom Among the Egyptian Bedouin

ISBN 9780415846202
Published February 13, 2013 by Routledge
192 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

This volume was originally published in 1925 and is a digest of the law and practice of the Bedouin Courts, together with an account of desert life and customs.


Table of Contents

Topics include:

Tribal Organization

Application of Tribalism

Social Distinctions

The Tribal Idea

Judicial Organization

Evidence and Bedouin Law

Bloodmoney: Sinai and Western Desert


Land Disputes


Trial by Ordeal

Wounds and Damages

Laws Relating to Women

The Anomalous Position of Bedouin Law

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"Mr Kennett, although he may have been tempted to deal weightily with a subject often so ponderous as the jurisprudence of a whole race, yet contrives to make his style and his subject matter as light as the desert sand…" Times Literary Supplement