New PDF release: Why Yemen Matters (A Society in Transition)

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In November 2011, an contract brokered through the GCC introduced an finish to Yemen's tumultuous rebellion. The nationwide discussion convention has opened a window of chance for switch, bringing Yemen's major political forces including teams that have been politically marginalized. but, the chance of cave in is severe, and if Yemen is to stay a attainable nation, it needs to handle a variety of political, social and fiscal demanding situations.

In this useful quantity, specialists with broad Yemen adventure supply leading edge research of the country's significant crises: centralized governance, the position of the army, ethnic clash, separatism, Islamism, overseas intervention, water shortage and fiscal improvement. this is often crucial studying for teachers, reporters, improvement employees, diplomats, politicians and scholars alike.

'Essential examining ... the writer sheds mild at the context of the Yemeni rebellion in a manner that not just is helping us comprehend the present transitional interval but in addition the outlines of Yemen's future.'
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90 This term has little to do with the Nabateans of Petra. The Nabateans of the Islamic texts refer to the local, mainly rural, population of 86 See Murùj §§517, 520, etc. For al-Mas'ùdì’s views on the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, see also Shboul (1979): 120–121. 87 Al-Mas'ùdì states that it is called in Chaldaean, that is to say Syriac, Khunìrath, actually referring to the Iranian Khvaniratha. e. Bel); for this, see also Ibn al-Faqìh, Nußùß, p. 53. The climes are also attributed to the seven kawàkib (Tanbìh, pp.

Although there is no way to exclude this possibility, I still incline towards the earlier solution, viz. 47 This would date the compilation of the Syriac original of the Nabatean Agriculture just before the Islamic conquest or at the beginning of the Islamic period. Even a very late date, more or less coinciding with the beginning of the translation movement in late 8th or early 9th century, cannot be ruled out, a period when Greek works were again being translated into Syriac, most often, but not necessarily always, under the auspices of the new rulers.

In the Jazìra, in the city which has many springs (bi"l-madìna dhàt al-'uyùn al-kathìra). —For the city, see also Yàqùt, Mu'jam III:13–14. For Sergius, see GAS IV: 78, 106–107, 164 and 316; Ullmann (1972): 431; Peters (1968): 58 (with further references). 75 The textual history of the Nabatean Agriculture may roughly be summarized as follows: 1. Free paraphrases of passages known from Graeco-Roman agricultural works. 2. Translation into Syriac either by several authors or by a single author (Qùthàmà), probably in the sixth century or soon after.

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