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al-Yaman

(13,233 words)

Author(s): Grohmann, A. | Brice, W.C. | Smith, G.R. | Burrowes,R. D. | Fr. Mermier | Et al.
, Yémen, partie Sud-ouest de la Péninsule Arabique, couvre actuellement en grande partie la République unifiée du Yémen (qui comprend aussi dans sa partie orientale l’ancienne République Démocratique du Peuple du Sud Yémen, Protectorat d’Aden avant 1967, essentiellement le Ḥaḍramawt historique [ q.v. dans Vol. III et aussi dans Suppl.; voir également Suḳuṭra]). 1. Définition et introduction générale 2. Géographie 3. Histoire (a) Depuis l’époque préislamique jusqu’en 1962 (b) De 1962 à nos jours 4. Ethnologie et structure sociale des hautes terres yéménites 5. Les dialectes ara…

al-Yaman

(12,475 words)

Author(s): Grohmann, A. | Brice, W.C. | Smith, G.R. | Burrowes, R.D. | F. Mermier | Et al.
, Yemen, the southwestern part of the Arabian peninsula, now coming substantially within the unified Republic of Yemen (which also includes as its eastern region the former People’s Democratic Republic of South Yemen, the pre-1967 Aden Protectorate, essentially the historic Ḥaḍramawt [ q.v. in Vol. III and also in Suppl.; see also suḳuṭra ]). ¶ 1. Definition and general introduction. The name is variously explained in the Arabic sources; some say it was given because al-Yaman lies to the right of the Kaʿba or to the right of the sun (al-Bakrī, ii, 856), …