A Tribal Order
by Shelagh Weir
Shelagh Weir was one of the first anthropologists to work in Yemen after the civil war ended in 1970. This book is the product of many years of research, based initially on her fieldwork in Razih. By focusing on one area, Weir highlights how Yemen, and especially Northern Yemen, structures itself sociologically, politically and culturally.
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“Shelagh Weir was one of the first anthropologists to work in Yemen after the civil war ended in 1970. A Tribal Order follows her fieldwork in a beautiful place called Razih. Rebellion and warfare have been rife since 2004. Weir examines the area’s historical archive of tribal records and documents. You see how Yemen structures itself from a sociological, political and cultural perspective.” Read more...
Bernard Haykel, Historian