The first modern ethnographic portrait of the Ma'aza Bedouins.
Between the Nile River and the Red Sea, in the northern half of Egypt's Eastern Desert, live the Bedouins of the Ma'aza tribe. Joseph Hobbs lived with the Khushmaan Ma'aza clan for almost two years, gathering information for a study of traditional Bedouin life and culture. The resulting work, Bedouin Life in the Egyptian Wilderness, is the first modern ethnographic portrait of the Ma'aza Bedouins.
- Foreword by Leo Tregenza
- 1. The Desert and Its People
- 2. Nomads and Neighbors
- 3. A Desert Livelihood
- 4. Belongings and Beliefs
- 5. The Bedouin Landscape
- 6. A Bedouin Natural History
- 7. Conservation and Conservatism
- Appendix I. Bedouin, Latin, and English Plant and Animal Names