Bedouin Justice

Law and Custom Among the Egyptian Bedouin

By Austin Kennett

© 2008 – Routledge

176 pages

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Paperback: 9780415846202
pub: 2013-02-13
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About the Book

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.

Reviews

"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

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

Debts

Land Disputes

Inheritance

Trial by Ordeal

Wounds and Damages

Laws Relating to Women

The Anomalous Position of Bedouin Law

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REF000000
REFERENCE / General
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General