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In conclusion, for any potential reader, I would like to make this comment.
This book explains in vivid detail the totally different world view of a tribal society when contrasted with those with which we in the west are familiar.
Much detail is given of the brutality of the Muslim conquests and the repression of non-Muslims.
It was well researched but biased - however, for a short overview informative enough, if combined with more in-depth reading on the subject.Published 13 months ago by edithkyriazopoulos
Salzman brought me insights that helped me to unravel behaviour that I did not understand till I saw what tribalism mentPublished on November 24, 2012 by peter louter
A splendid book on the middle eastern tribes and how the tribal ethos affects the ways of islam. And how islam and tribal ethos affect the development (past, present, future) of... Read morePublished on August 17, 2011 by jukka aakula
there is not a lot i can say about this book, apart from it is a ground breaking, extremely insightful discussion on the tribal mind that still largely determines middle eastern... Read morePublished on August 10, 2010 by dune cruiser
A book by a culture warrior for culture warriors. The author is knowledgeable, and this is a book of ideas. Unfortunately the ideas are fascistic. Read morePublished on March 5, 2009 by n_da_FOB
From all I have read about the past and current situation in the Middle East, this book has provided the most illuminating account of the stumbling blocks Arab countries face... Read morePublished on September 1, 2008 by E.S.SR
Salzman's book gets an qualified good review from me; I think he has made a strong case for his analysis of a very unfortunate dynamic of Arab tribal culture. Read morePublished on September 1, 2008 by RD_C_4_life
A great many of the references to the tribal lifestyle and Islam are 100% correct. The author does a good job of presenting aspects of tribalism and how tribes maintain... Read morePublished on June 23, 2008 by Jeremy Devor