1st Edition

The Tribes Of The Marsh Arabs of Iraq
The World of Haji Rikkan

ISBN 9780710308498
Published June 15, 2010 by Routledge
328 Pages

USD $280.00

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Book Description

The Arab tribes of Iraq differ widely in custom but remain in all essentials of thought and conduct a distinctive and unique group. Their land embraces wide deserts, fertile fields and boundless swamps; its unique features shape the lives of its people. Taking the figure of Haji Rikkan as a central focus, the writer-traveller attempts to create a picture of Arab tribal life as a whole.

Table of Contents

Preface  1. The Peddlar  2. Across the Marsh  3. A Pilgrimage  4. The Shrine of 'Ali al Sharji  5. The Place of Casting  6. The Fort of Cassara  7. The Coming of the English  8. The Flag of 'Abbas  9. In Favour of Discretion  10. The Burden of the Shaikh  11. Ghalib the Exile  12. The Chains  13. The Burning of Bait Hatim

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