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Author Weiner, Mark Stuart.

Title The rule of the clan : what an ancient form of social organization reveals about the future of individual freedom / Mark S. Weiner
Edition First edition
Published New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2013]


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Description 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Individualism's paradox -- From clan to club -- National security and clan honor -- Law without a state : the Nuer of Southern Sudan -- A state without a king : medieval Iceland -- Clannism and democratic reform : the Palestinian authority -- Solidarity, group honor, and shame : modern India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan -- Feud as an instrument of harmony : the Philippines -- The king to king : state development in Anglo-Saxon England -- "We have made you into nations and tribes" : the vision of early Islam -- The romance of the clan -- The clan's return
Summary A revealing look at the role kin-based societies have played throughout history and around the world. It examines the constitutional principles and cultural institutions from medieval Iceland to modern Pakistan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Clans -- Social aspects.
Clans -- Political aspects.
Kinship -- Social aspects.
Kinship -- Political aspects.
Customary law.
Law, Primitive.
LC no. 2012023468
ISBN 9780374252816 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0374252815 (hardcover : alk. paper)