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Vol 22 No 7 July/August 2017

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Farmers and Fishermen in Arabia

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ISBN13: 9780860784913
ISBN: 0860784916
Published: June 1997
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

These 11 studies in English comprise the third collection of Sergeant's articles (published posthumously). They represent research in the Arabian Peninsula (Southern Arabia and Bahrain), and cover customary law and practice in fisheries, agriculture and irrigation.

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Agricultural Law
Fisher-folk and fish-traps in al-Bahrain; customary law among the fishermen of al-Shihr; star calendars and an almanac from South-West Arabia; a Socotran star calendar; Hadramawt to Zanzibar - the pilot-poem of the Nakhudha Sa'id Ba Tayi' of al-Hami; a ""maqamah"" on palm-protection (""shirahah""); the cultivation of cereals in medieval Yemen; some irrigation systems in Hadramawt; observations on irrigation in South-West Arabia; customary irrigation law among the Baharnah of al-Bahrayn; a Yemeni agricultural poem.