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Sexist methods of warfare: How does war affect women?

Guest Contributor , June 6th, 2022

Anthrodendum welcomes Aleksandra Cejovic, a Montenegrin anthropologist based in the United States whose work is focused primarily on female embodied experiences, mainly menstrual and sexual health. Se…


Seasonal Knowledge and Arab Gulf Almanacs

tabsir , May 28th, 2022

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book: Seasonal Knowledge and the Almanac Tradition of the Arab Gulf. Details about the book, including a free…


Yemen Film 1973

tabsir , May 15th, 2022

This exquisite film was produced in 1973 and filmed in 1972, thus representing Yemen half a century ago. It is now available on Youtube. The filmmakers were Karen…


Source for Arabic pdfs

tabsir , May 12th, 2022

Here is a very useful source for downloading pdfs of Arabic texts on a wide range of subjects. Check it out here: https://ebook.univeyes.com/disciplines


Where are the Himyarite Kings?

tabsir , April 29th, 2022

The war that has dragged on in Yemen for seven years has created a major humanitarian disaster. Yemen has experienced war and conflict before since the early days…


The State of Agriculture in Late 13th Century Rasulid Yemen: Part 1

tabsir , April 24th, 2022

By Daniel Martin Varisco [In 2003 I attended a conference in Rome and gave a paper which was eventually published in Convegno Storia e Cultura dello Yemen in…


Aden in the mid-19th Century

tabsir , February 14th, 2022

James Vaughn, a physician stationed in British-controlled Aden in the mid-19th century, published an article in 1853 in the British Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions (12:226-229,385-388), w…


Lament for Yemen

dvarisco , February 8th, 2022

Lament for Yemen Yemen,your body lies crushedbeneath the rubble that was the homewhere you were bornyour blood floods the landbreaks the terraced slopeswhere sorghum supplied every needyour br…


Travels in Arabia

tabsir , February 3rd, 2022

One of the books I picked up over the years was a summary of early travelers to Arabia by Bayard Taylor, a noted traveler and poet. The 1892…


January in Yemen’s Agricultural Calendar

tabsir , January 30th, 2022

From the Facebook site of al-Amth?l al-zir?‘iyya f? Tih?ma.


Can it get worse? Yemen under attack again

Tim MacIntosh Smith

tabsir , November 28th, 2021

Read the article about Tim, whose writing on Yemen is terrific.


New Studies on History of Yemen

tabsir , November 9th, 2021

Practising Community in Urban and Rural Eurasia (1000–1600): Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, eds. Fabian Kümmeler, Judit Majorossy, and Eirik Hovden (Brill Publishing, November 20…


Yemen Military in the early 19th century

tabsir , October 23rd, 2021

The Library of Congress has an online print of an engraving by Andrea Bernieri. It does not appear to be based on an actual observation by the artist….


Al-Jallad on Pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions

tabsir , October 19th, 2021

One of the foremost scholars of the pre-Islamic languages and inscriptions of the Arabian Peninsula is Dr. Ahmad al-Jallad. Here is a Youtube video of a lecture he…


Online Books in Halle

tabsir , October 16th, 2021

At least 337 Books published in Germany on Islam and history of the Middle East are available to read online or download. Most are in German but a…


Google Fail: Making Asses of Himyarites

tabsir , September 6th, 2021

Google’s attempt to translate can be charming at times and completely wrong as well. Here is how Google translated a post on Facebook about an old article regarding…


A Wolff in Shepherd’s Clothing, #2

tabsir , August 30th, 2021

In the early 19th century there was a florescence of Protestant missionary interest in saving Muslim, Jewish and other kinds of Christian souls in the Middle East. This…


Varisco on the Baghdadi Ratl

tabsir , July 2nd, 2021

On Thursday, July 8 , 2021 (4 pm Berlin time, 10 am New York time) I will be giving an online presentation on my search for the metric…


Yemen in 1917

tabsir , May 26th, 2021

The British Government issued an official handbook on Yemen in 1917. This has recently been uploaded to the Qatar Digital Library. One of the sections gives a general…


A Jewel of a Book by Marjorie Ransom

tabsir , May 11th, 2021

AIYS member and long-time supporter Marjorie Ransom published her beautifully illustrated and diligently researched book on Yemeni silverwork in 2014 .  This is a must for anyone interested…


The Shrine of Nabi Hud

tabsir , May 8th, 2021

One of the most impressive architectural sites in Yemen is off the beaten track in the Hadramawt, about 90 miles north of al-Mukalla. This is the shrine of…


Mourning for Aicha, Mourning for Yemen

standplaatswereld , May 7th, 2021

By Marina de Regt. “Marina, if I die, will you then forgive me for all the trouble that I caused you?” my Yemeni friend Aicha wrote me ten…

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Handbook of Yemen (1917)

tabsir , April 10th, 2021

In 1917 the British government issued a handbook on Yemen with details on the geography. local tribes and important individuals. It is especially useful for discussion of travel…