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The Resource Honour Is in Contentment : Life Before Oil in Ras Al-Khaimah (UAE) and Some Neighbouring Regions, William Lancaster, Fidelity Lancaster, (electronic resource)

Honour Is in Contentment : Life Before Oil in Ras Al-Khaimah (UAE) and Some Neighbouring Regions, William Lancaster, Fidelity Lancaster, (electronic resource)

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Honour Is in Contentment : Life Before Oil in Ras Al-Khaimah (UAE) and Some Neighbouring Regions
Title
Honour Is in Contentment
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Life Before Oil in Ras Al-Khaimah (UAE) and Some Neighbouring Regions
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William Lancaster, Fidelity Lancaster
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Based on interviews and field research, the authors explore the sets of ideas Arab tribespeople from Ras Al-Khaimah had about tribe and community; social and economic networks, and jural contracts for livelihoods and profits; their uses of their environments; the moral relations of credit, debt and labour; ruling; economic and political transformations; and ideas of regional history where conflicts were regarded as disputes over sets of ideas, and informal accounts of tribal and local histories.Their lively descriptions and explanations of life before oil portrayed tribal societies whose relationships were moral rather than political and were between jurally equal persons. All lived from their own resources; 'wealth' was material self-sufficiency; 'riches' the richness of social relationships. Political arenas were decentralised and underpinned by common cultural and moral values.Published sources give a wider context to these ideas and events which show the great complexity and differing perspectives of 'life before oil' in the Gulf. --
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Lancaster, William,
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In English
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Lancaster, Fidelity
Series statement
  • Studien zur Geschichte und Kultur des islamischen Orients
  • DGBA History 1990 - 2014 eBooks
Series volume
N.F. 25
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  • Ethnology
  • Human geography
  • Petroleum industry and trade
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specialized
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Honour Is in Contentment : Life Before Oil in Ras Al-Khaimah (UAE) and Some Neighbouring Regions, William Lancaster, Fidelity Lancaster, (electronic resource)
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Contents
  • 5 The western Hajar mountains; livelihoods and living
  • 6 Distribution, trade, investment, credit and debt
  • 7 Ruling and Rulers
  • 8 'What happened to turn our world upside down?'
  • 9 Back to History
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • List of Figures
  • Plates
  • Frontmatter
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contents
  • 1 Social matters: social infrastructure, premises and practice
  • 2 Sea people, ahl al-bahr, and how they lived
  • 3 Livelihoods and living on the coastal plains or sayh, and the sands
  • 4 Ru'us al-Jibal mountains; livelihoods and living
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9783110223408
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1 online resource (621 pages):
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783110223408
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1515/9783110223408
Other physical details
23 Taf./plates
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remote
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(OCoLC)763160662
Label
Honour Is in Contentment : Life Before Oil in Ras Al-Khaimah (UAE) and Some Neighbouring Regions, William Lancaster, Fidelity Lancaster, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110223408
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5 The western Hajar mountains; livelihoods and living
  • 6 Distribution, trade, investment, credit and debt
  • 7 Ruling and Rulers
  • 8 'What happened to turn our world upside down?'
  • 9 Back to History
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • List of Figures
  • Plates
  • Frontmatter
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contents
  • 1 Social matters: social infrastructure, premises and practice
  • 2 Sea people, ahl al-bahr, and how they lived
  • 3 Livelihoods and living on the coastal plains or sayh, and the sands
  • 4 Ru'us al-Jibal mountains; livelihoods and living
Control code
9783110223408
Extent
1 online resource (621 pages):
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783110223408
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110223408
Other physical details
23 Taf./plates
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763160662

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