Title: Guests of the Sheik [an invitation to visit a harem]
Author: Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Description: Stated First Edition. Black cloth boards stamped in gilt. Slightly spine cocked. Village map endpapers. Previous owner's name at top of title page, else clean. Dust jacket has shallow chipping to head of spine; minor edgewear; rear panel rubbed; short closed tear and blemish in bottom left corner of front panel; streak of tan discoloration along edge of front flap; not price clipped ($4.95). DJ in clear archival sleeve. 333 pp. 8.5 x 5.75 inches.
Personal narrative by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea (1927-2008) of her two years stay in the village of El Nahra in southeastern Iraq in the mid-1950's. It details her interactions with the Muslim community and her encounter Middle Eastern mores, customs and gender roles and paints a vivid picture of life in an Iraqi village.
Includes a glossary of Arabic terms. Dust jacket painted by William S. Shields.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good-
Publisher: Doubleday & Company
Place: Garden City, New York
Keywords: ethnography, Iraq, Iraqi, village, tribal, social life, customs, women, Middle East, 1950's, Fifties,
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