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The Resource A vision of Yemen : the travels of a European Orientalist and his native guide : a translation of Hayyim Habshush's travelogue, Alan Verskin

A vision of Yemen : the travels of a European Orientalist and his native guide : a translation of Hayyim Habshush's travelogue, Alan Verskin

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A vision of Yemen : the travels of a European Orientalist and his native guide : a translation of Hayyim Habshush's travelogue
Title
A vision of Yemen
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the travels of a European Orientalist and his native guide : a translation of Hayyim Habshush's travelogue
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Alan Verskin
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  • eng
  • jrb
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
In 1869, Hayyim Habshush, a Yemeni Jew, accompanied the European orientalist Joseph Halévy on his archaeological tour of Yemen. Twenty years later, Habshush wrote A Vision of Yemen, a memoir of their travels, that provides a vivid account of daily life, religion, and politics. More than a simple travelogue, it is a work of trickster-tales, thick anthropological descriptions, and reflections on Jewish-Muslim relations. At its heart lies the fractious and intimate relationship between the Yemeni coppersmith and the "enlightened" European scholar and the collision between the cultures each represents. The book thus offers a powerful indigenous response to European Orientalism. This edition is the first English translation of Habshush's writings from the original Judeo-Arabic and Hebrew and includes an accessible historical introduction to the work. The translation maintains Habshush's gripping style and rich portrayal of the diverse communities and cultures of Yemen, offering a potent mixture of artful storytelling and cultural criticism, suffused with humor and empathy. Habshush writes about the daily lives of men and women, rich and poor, Jewish and Muslim, during a turbulent period of war and both Ottoman and European imperialist encroachment. With this translation, Alan Verskin recovers the lost voice of a man passionately committed to his land and people
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1839-1899
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Ḥabshush, Ḥayyim
Dewey number
953.3/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS247.Y42
LC item number
H313 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Verskin, Alan
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  • Ḥabshush, Ḥayyim
  • Halévy, J.
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Yemen (Republic)
  • Yemen (Republic)
  • Yemen (Republic)
  • Jewish-Arab relations
  • Ḥabshush, Ḥayyim
  • Halévy, J.
  • HISTORY
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jewish-Arab relations
  • Ethnic relations
  • Manners and customs
  • Travel
  • Yemen (Republic)
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A vision of Yemen : the travels of a European Orientalist and his native guide : a translation of Hayyim Habshush's travelogue, Alan Verskin
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English translation of: Ruʼyā al-Yaman
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Ḥayyim Ḥabshūsh and the European explorers -- The people and politics of Yemen -- A note on the text and translation -- A vision of Yemen by Ḥayyim Ḥabshūsh -- Arrival in Yemen -- Excavations in Ghaymān -- Jews, Muslims and foreigners in Ṣanʻāʼ -- Strangers among the tribes -- Clients and patrons -- Death and ruins -- Jews bearing arms -- An ordeal in the desert -- The honor code of the Najrānī Jews -- Persecution -- The Bedouin -- The city of Mārib and return to Ṣanʻāʼ
Control code
1056624527
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781503607743
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1056624527
Label
A vision of Yemen : the travels of a European Orientalist and his native guide : a translation of Hayyim Habshush's travelogue, Alan Verskin
Publication
Copyright
Note
English translation of: Ruʼyā al-Yaman
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ḥayyim Ḥabshūsh and the European explorers -- The people and politics of Yemen -- A note on the text and translation -- A vision of Yemen by Ḥayyim Ḥabshūsh -- Arrival in Yemen -- Excavations in Ghaymān -- Jews, Muslims and foreigners in Ṣanʻāʼ -- Strangers among the tribes -- Clients and patrons -- Death and ruins -- Jews bearing arms -- An ordeal in the desert -- The honor code of the Najrānī Jews -- Persecution -- The Bedouin -- The city of Mārib and return to Ṣanʻāʼ
Control code
1056624527
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781503607743
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1056624527

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