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Shryock, Andrew. 1997. Nationalism and the genealogical imagination: Oral history and textual authors in tribal Jordan. (Comparative studies on Muslim societies 23). Berkeley: Unniversity of California Press. xi + 359 pp.
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Book – monograph
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An ethnography of the Bedouin tribes of the Balga region in Jordan, describing in detail the transition from oral to written history, thereby demonstrating how modernity, literate historicity and national identity are developing in the contemporary Middle East.

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