Book — 1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
List of Figures, Maps, and Tables Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations and Translations Note on Arabic Transliteration Introduction
1. A Theory of Property Right Formation in Palestinian Refugee Camps
2. Crafting Informal Property Rights in Fawdah
3. Formal Property Rights in Refugee Camps in Jordan
4. Formal Property Rights in Refugee Camps in Lebanon
5. Renegotiating Property Rights in Nahr al-Bared Camp Conclusion Appendix A: Titles from NBC and Beddawi in Arabic with English Translations Appendix B: Research Methods Notes References Index.
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The right to own property is something we generally take for granted. For refugees living in camps, in some cases for as long as generations, the link between citizenship and property ownership becomes strained. How do refugees protect these assets and preserve communal ties? How do they maintain a sense of identity and belonging within chaotic settings? Protection Amid Chaos follows people as they develop binding claims on assets and resources in challenging political and economic spaces. Focusing on Palestinians living in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan, it shows how the first to arrive developed flexible though legitimate property rights claims based on legal knowledge retained from their homeland, subsequently adapted to the restrictions of refugee life. As camps increased in complexity, refugees merged their informal institutions with the formal rules of political outsiders, devising a broader, stronger system for protecting their assets and culture from predation and state incorporation. For this book, Nadya Hajj conducted interviews with two hundred refugees. She consults memoirs, legal documents, and findings in the United Nations Relief Works Agency archives. Her work reveals the strategies Palestinian refugees have used to navigate their precarious conditions while under continuous assault and situates their struggle within the larger context of communities living in transitional spaces. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This volume presents annotated English translations of 74 awards handed down by tribal arbitrators and other legal documents obtained from the Bedouin of the Judean Desert. The documents address such legal issues as blood and sexual offenses, family disputes, inheritance, private transactions in land and water rights, tribal boundaries, contracts and obligations. The documents, some of which date back to the 19th century, provide vital information on the process of Islamization of the tribal customary law in the precinct of the tribal judge. The facsimile reproductions of the manuscripts are included, rendering direct access to the original documents. The study is intended for students of Islamic law, of customary law and of comparative law, and historians interested in the legal, social and economic history of modern Palestine and Jordan. A linguistic essay, by Dr. Musa Shawarbah, based on the Bedouin documents, appears at the end of the study. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xx, 191 pages,  pages of plates) : illustrations, maps.
List of squeezes. Alphabetically arranged according to site; Squeezes in the original order; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; Sites; Bibliography; Indexes.
During his research of the Arabic inscriptions in the Middle East at the end of the 19th century, Max van Berchem collected many squeezes of inscriptions. These squeezes are stored in the archives of the Fondation Max van Berchem in Geneva. The present publication wishes to present a scholarly record of these squeezes, many of which represent inscriptions that do no longer exist. This publication is the first of, hopefully, two addenda which will constitute a full record of one of the few treasures left by the great epigrapher in his archives. For many students of Arabic epigraphy these squeezes afford the only opportunity to have a close glimpse of the originals as possible, and learn about their contents with the aid of the photographs and studies which accompany them in this volume. (source: Nielsen Book Data)