1st Edition

Bedouin Justice Law and Custom Among the Egyptian Bedouin

By Austin Kennett Copyright 1925
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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

    "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