Item description for Dialect, Culture, and Society in Eastern Arabia, Vol. II: Ethnographic Texts (Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1 The Near and Middle East) by Marisa Cordella & Clive Holes...
Dialect, Culture and Society in Eastern Arabia is a three-volume study of the Arabic dialects spoken in Bahrain by its older generation in the mid 1970s, and the socio-cultural factors that produced them.
Volume II: Ethnographic Texts presents a selection of these texts, transcribed, annotated and translated, and with detailed background essays, covering major aspects of the pre-oil culture of the Gulf and the initial stages of the transition to the modern era: pearl diving, agriculture, communal relations, marriage, childhood, domestic life, work. Excerpts from local dialect poems concerned with these subjects are also included.
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Holes is Khalid bin Abdallah Al-Sa'ud Professor of the Study of the Contemporary Arab World at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Magdalen College. He is also a Fellow of the British Academy.
Clive Holes was born in 1948 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Oxford, UK The University of Oxford, UK The University o.