xv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780873959889 0873959884 9780873959872 paperback 0873959876 paperback
SUNY series in Near Eastern studies.
Papers originally presented at a conference held at the Rockefeller Foundation Center in Bellagio, Italy, Nov. 1980, and sponsored by the Subcommittee on Law and Social Structure of the Joint Committee on the Near and Middle East of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographies and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Part 1: Property as an idiom of social relationships One: Substance and relation: water rights and water distribution in the Dra Valley / Abdellah Hammoudi Part 2: Property as a means of centralizing power Two: Public property and control of property rights: their effects on social structure on Morocco / Remy Leveau Three: Water-sharing rights in the Jerid Oases of Tunisia / Habib Attia Part 3: Property as a means to personal power and mobility Four: Real property, and social structure in the premodern Middle East: a case study / Abraham Marcus Five: Aspects of inheritance and marriage payment in North Yemen / Tomas Gerhom Six: International migration in the Middle East: effects on property and social structure / Robert J. Lapham, Allan G. Hill, and Charles F. Lintner Part 4: Controlling property through law Seven: Real estate rights in urban Egypt: the changing sociopolitical winds / Milad M. Hanna Eight: Social structure and urban planning in Lebanon / Samir Khalaf Nine: Centralism and pluralism: legal issues in three near Eastern area development projects / Pamela R. Johnson and Stephen F. Lintner.
KMC194.5 .P767 1985
Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press,