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Impearls: Tribalism in Iraq

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Earthdate 2004-06-14

Tribalism in Iraq

Iraqi blogger Zeyad's Healing Iraq blog is in the midst of presenting a multi-part series (three chapters so far: 1 2 3) on “Iraq's tribal society: A state within a state.”  Zeyad draws in part on the greatest of the Arab historians, and one of the most perceptive historians of all time, Ibn Khaldûn (a.d. 1332-1406, whose name Zeyad transliterates from Arabic script as Ibn Khaldoun).  Impearls will have much more to say in the not too distant future with regard to Ibn Khaldûn.  Meanwhile, check out Zeyad's Iraqi tribalism series (and archives of other postings).



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