Originally published in 1931 and re-editioned in 1973, this book presents Robert Montagues findings about the Berber world, providing a major contribution to the understanding of Islam and of Africa. Students of pre-industrial civilisations and of tribal societies alike, as well as anyone concerned with the Middle East or Africa, will welcome this text.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Introduction to the 1931 Edition. 1. Berber Society in the Maghreb and the Formation of the Sherifian Empire. 2. The Social Structure of States and their Alliances in War and Peace. 3. Political and Economic Organisation. 4. The Origins and Development of Power Among Temporal Leaders. 5. The Transformation of Berber Society. Conclusion.