Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition

Get access
Search Results: Prev | 1 of 2 |

Badw
(22,344 words)

I. Pastoral nomads of Arabian blood, speech, and culture are found in the Arabian Peninsula proper and in parts of Iran, Soviet Turkestan, North Africa, and the Sudan. This article is limited to their way of life in their home territory. Unlike primitive hunting and gathering, pastoral nomadism is a sophisticated System of exploiting land incapable of cultivation. Later to arise than agriculture, …

Cite this page
Coon, C.S., Wissmann, H. von, Kussmaul, F. and Watt, W. Montgomery, “Badw”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0083>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



▲   Back to top   ▲