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Of sand or soil : genealogy and tribal belonging in Saudi Arabia /

Nadav Samin.

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Author: Samin, Nadav
Published: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2015]
Series: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Topics: Tribes - Saudi Arabia. | Tribal government - Saudi Arabia. | HISTORY - Middle East - General. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Anthropology - Cultural. | Jāsir, Ḥamad.
Regions: Saudi Arabia - Ethnic relations. | Saudi Arabia.
Genres: Electronic books.
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Author: Samin, Nadav, 1976-
Physical Description: 1 online resource.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-269) and index.
ISBN: 9781400873852 (electronic bk.)
1400873851 (electronic bk.)
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Summary: Why do tribal genealogies matter in modern-day Saudi Arabia? What compels the strivers and climbers of the new Saudi Arabia to want to prove their authentic descent from one or another prestigious Arabian tribe? Of Sand or Soil looks at how genealogy and tribal belonging have informed the lives of past and present inhabitants of Saudi Arabia and how the Saudi government's tacit glorification of tribal origins has shaped the powerful development of the kingdom's genealogical culture. Nadav Samin presents the first extended biographical exploration of the major twentieth-century Saudi scholar.

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