1300 36 33 32

Islam, Memory, and Morality in Yemen tells a story of a Yemeni hereditary elite which was overthrown in the 1962 revolution in North Yemen. For over a millennium, they had enjoyed exclusive rights to the leadership of the Imamate, the religiously sanctioned state. Following the violent removal from power of King Faysal of Iraq in 1958, the overthrow of the Yemeni Imamate - the longest lasting Hashimite rule in the Middle East - confirmed the decline of Hashimite power (held by ruling generations claiming descent from the Prophet Muhammad). However, rather than concentrating on recent political history, Islam, Memory, and Morality in Yemen highlights the personal predicament of those targeted by the revolution, in which they served as the foil for the new regime's moral and political ascendancy. Focusing on the cultural politics of memory, the book explores how members of the elite remember in the process of making sense of their current lives and formulating responses to adversity.

Buy Islam, Memory, and Morality in Yemen book by Gabriele vom Bruck from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781403966650
ISBN-10: 1403966656
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 367
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Islam, Memory, and Morality in Yemen book by Gabriele vom Bruck and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Gabriele vom Bruck

GABRIELE VOM BRUCK lectures in the Anthropology of the Middle East, Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Books By Author Gabriele vom Bruck

Anthropology of Names and Naming by Gabriele vom Bruck

An Anthropology of Names and Naming

Paperback, October 2009
$65.66