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Nicholas S. Hopkins
With contributions by
Kirsten Haugaard Bach, Iben Bedsted, Sibba Einarsdóttir, Nicholas S. Hopkins, Cornelis Hulsman, Catherine Miller, Hans Chr. Korsholm Nielsen, Reem Saad, Mark Sedgwick and Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood
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About the book
Upper Egypt - Life along the Nile describes life in the southern part of Egypt in the twentieth century. The book represents some of the most recent social and cultural research in the area, and it focuses on aspects of Egypt that tend to disappear in the background of the attractions that tourists see. The authors have done field research in Upper Egypt.
This is one of the few recent books contributing to our understanding of this neglected region, which is based on first hand knowledge of local conditions. The book contains articles on agriculture and irrigation, language, religious life among Muslims and Christians, Sufism, customary law, crafts and craftsmen, and tribalism.
Table of contents
Introduction to Upper Egypt, R. Saad & N.S. Hopkins
Languages of Upper Egypt, C. Miller
W.S. Blackman and the Anthropological Interpretation of Upper Egypt, N.S. Hopkins
Kinship, Family, and Marriage in an Upper Egyptian Village, K.H. Bach
Conflict Resolution in Upper Egypt, H.C.K. Nielsen
Tribes and Tribalism in Edfu, Upper Egypt, H.C.K. Nielsen
Crafts in Upper Egypt, R. Saad
Some Upper Egyptian Textiles, Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood and Sibba Einarsdóttir
Agriculture, M. H. Abdel Aal
Irrigation, Water Conservation, and Development in Upper Egypt, N.S. Hopkins
Christian Life in Upper Egypt, C. Hulsman
Muslim Life in Upper Egypt, N.S. Hopkins
Sufism, Mark Sedgwick
Saidi Absurdities, Iben Bedsted
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