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Title:
Bedouin poetry : from Sinai and the Negev
Author:
Bailey, Clinton.
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Publication Information:
London : Saqi, 2002.
Physical Description:
xxii, 473 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p.[458]-461) and indexes.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780863563300
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Bedouin have a strong tradition of oral poetry that plays a central role in their daily life. Bailey has spent more than twenty years among the Bedouin of Sinai and the Negev, studying their culture and recording their poems.


Author Notes

Dr Clinton Bailey has lived among the Bedouin tribes in Sinai and the Negev for many years, has lectured on Bedouin culture and history at various universities, and is a founder of the Museum of Bedouin Culture in the Negev.


Table of Contents

Poems of Expression
Poems of Communication
Poems of Instruction
Poems to Entertain
Episodes in Poetry I
Poems from the War of Zari` al-Huzayyil (1875-1887)
Episodes in Poetry II
Poems Sent from and to the Sinai Smuggler-Poet `Anez abu Salim during a Prison Term (1962-1970)
Poems on the margin of Historic Events (1882-1982)
Composing Bedouin Poetry
Art and Technique
Perspective on Bedouin Poetry
A Cultural Document for the Ages
Glossary of Bedouin Words and Usage