History of Modern Yemen by Paul Dresch
Look inside with Google Book Preview
History of Modern Yemen
By Paul Dresch

A History of Modern Yemen

By (author) See other recent books by Paul Dresch
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $71.95
Your Price: $64.76 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.19! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.24 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

History of Modern Yemen by Paul Dresch

Book Description

To the outside world, Yemen is famous for its beautiful landscapes and architecture. However, as Paul Dresch demonstrates, Yemen's modern history is unique and deserves to be better understood. While the borders of most Middle East states were defined by colonial powers after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, a single Yemeni state was not formed until 1990. In fact, much of Yemen's twentieth-century history was taken up constructing such a state, forged after years of civil war between the North and the South. The story is a complex one, but the author handles it masterfully, employing his skills as an anthropologist to re-enact the experiences of those involved through personal encounters and a first-hand knowledge of the region. The narrative is fast-moving and interactive, introducing the non-expert painlessly and pleasurably to a little-known slice of Arab history. Conversely, the expert will find much that is new on every page.

Buy History of Modern Yemen book by Paul Dresch from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521794824
ISBN-10: 052179482X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...

Books By Author Paul Dresch

Legalism by Paul Dresch Legalism, Hardback (November 2015)

Drawing on a wide range of historical and ethnographic examples, this volume elucidates the relationship between legal thinking and explicit rules and categories from a rigorously cross-cultural and comparative perspective.

Monarchies and Nations by Paul Dresch Monarchies and Nations, Paperback (July 2011)

Despite their small populations, Arab states exercise an enormous and global influence. By combining the views of anthropologists, political scientists and others, this book explores how the citizen populations of these states define themselves in a wider context.

Tribes, Government and History in Yemen by Paul Dresch Tribes, Government and History in Yemen, Paperback (December 1993)

This study combines history and ethnography to describe the tribal system in Yemen over the last thousand years, and examines the values the tribal people themselves bring to the contemporary world of nation states.

» View all books by Paul Dresch


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about History of Modern Yemen book by Paul Dresch and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Paul Dresch close
Legalism by Paul Dresch
Legalism by Paul Dresch
Monarchies and Nations by Paul Dresch
Tribes, Government and History in Yemen by Paul Dresch
BoomerangBooks.com.au close