Preface; Introduction: the Badiyah and the transitional zone; 1. Nomads, villagers and the desert line about 1800; 2. The Euphrates valley, the Fid'an and the Turks 1840-1900; 3. Settlement in the province of Aleppo 1831-1914; 4. Settlement in central Syria 1848-1920; 5. Jabal ad Duruz; 6. Circassians and Chechens; 7. The Bani Sakhr; 8. The Muhayd shaykhs and the Fid'an in the twentieth century; 10. The badiyah today; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
This book is about the land and people of parts of the interior of Syria and Jordan.