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The Iraqi Marshlands and the Marsh Arabs: The Ma'dan, Their Culture and the Environment

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Co-authored by an international group of specialists, this work presents an exploration of the life of the Marsh Arabs of southern Iraq that provides a narrative account of their history and very brief discussion of social customs, tribal culture, religion, ethnicity, and other cultural aspects of life, but is primarily concerned with issues of architecture and design. Along these lines, it catalogues art and craft objects, describes agricultural and environmental issues, catalogues building materials and their availability, introduces architectural and structural elements of Marsh Arab life, and reviews the prospects for the restoration of traditional Marsh Arab life (N.B., Saddam Hussein had the marshes drained in 1991 in response to the uprisings against his rule) as it relates to environmental restoration and sustainable housing utilizing indigenous materials. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The people of the Iraqi marshlands are heirs to a culture that can be traced back thousands of years. Prior to the 1970s, before they were systematically desiccated by Saddam Hussein, these marshes comprised the largest wetland ecosystem in the Middle East. The marshlands are also the site considered by many scholars as the inspiration for the biblical Garden of Eden in both the Bible and the Koran, the site where the Great Flood occurred, and the birthplace of the patriarch Abraham. The Iraqi marshlands are therefore an area of major significance in the history of the three monotheistic religions Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The Iraqi Marshlands and the Marsh Arabs will be the definitive text for those wishing to develop an in-depth understanding of a rich cultural legacy and lifestyle that survives today only as a fragmented cultural inheritance. The book clearly and compassionately illustrates how, until recent decades, the economy and lives of the Ma'dan (Marsh Arabs), that

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The people of the Iraqi marshlands are heirs to a culture that can be traced back thousands of years. Prior to the 1970s, before they were systematically desiccated by Saddam Hussein, these marshes comprised the largest wetland ecosystem in the Middle Eas

Product Details

ISBN:
9780863723339
Publisher:
Ithaca Press (GB)
Subject:
Middle East - General
Editor:
Kubba, Sam
Author:
Kubba
Author:
Kubba, Sam
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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"Synopsis" by , The people of the Iraqi marshlands are heirs to a culture that can be traced back thousands of years. Prior to the 1970s, before they were systematically desiccated by Saddam Hussein, these marshes comprised the largest wetland ecosystem in the Middle East. The marshlands are also the site considered by many scholars as the inspiration for the biblical Garden of Eden in both the Bible and the Koran, the site where the Great Flood occurred, and the birthplace of the patriarch Abraham. The Iraqi marshlands are therefore an area of major significance in the history of the three monotheistic religions Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. The Iraqi Marshlands and the Marsh Arabs will be the definitive text for those wishing to develop an in-depth understanding of a rich cultural legacy and lifestyle that survives today only as a fragmented cultural inheritance. The book clearly and compassionately illustrates how, until recent decades, the economy and lives of the Ma'dan (Marsh Arabs), that
"Synopsis" by , The people of the Iraqi marshlands are heirs to a culture that can be traced back thousands of years. Prior to the 1970s, before they were systematically desiccated by Saddam Hussein, these marshes comprised the largest wetland ecosystem in the Middle Eas
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