Edmund Leach, 2 August 1984
Show More Nomads and the Outside World by A.M. Khazanov, translated by Julia Crookenden.
Cambridge, 369 pp., £37.50, February 1984, 0 521 23813 7Show More
The House of Si Abd Allah: The Oral History of a Moroccan Family edited by Henry Munson.
Yale, 320 pp., £17.95, April 1984, 0 300 03084 3Show More
Ruth Benedict: Patterns of a Life by Judith Modell.
Chatto, 255 pp., £15, February 1984, 0 7011 2771 6Show More
“... Khazanov’s global comparative study of pastoral nomadism is unique. The level of erudition may be indicated by the bare statistic that the bibliography runs to 48 closely printed pages of which 23 refer exclusively to works in Russian. For those who are not specialists in the field at this level of intensity, and perhaps even for those who are, the 16 pages of Ernest Gellner’s ‘Foreword’ provide essential reading ...”