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Title:Land tenure - social organization and structure: a comparative sample study of the socio-economic life in the three Libyan oases of Ghat, Mourzouk and Ghadamès
Author:Eldblom, LarsISNI
Year:1969
Issue:4
Language:English
Series:Research report (ISSN 0080-6714)
City of publisher:Uppsala
Publisher:Scandinavian Institute of African Studies
Geographic term:Libya
Subjects:society
Islamic law
property rights
Abstract:A summary of the A.'s dissertation (Lund): 'Structure foncière; organisation et structure sociale'. The aim of this study is to elucidate as far as possible the different economic systems, social structures and organization of three Libyan oases. These communities differ greatly from each other: Ghadamès is a completely closed oasis, Mourzouk is a scattered oasis, with widely spread cultivated areas, whereas Ghat has an intermediate position with both compact and widely spread gardening areas. This is primarily a result of the different systems of irrigation.
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