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Unmaking North and South: Cartographies of the Yemeni Past

John M. Willis


This book revisits the Yemeni past by situating the historical construction of Yemen’s north and south as bounded political, social, and moral spaces in the broader context of imperial rule, state formation, and religious reform in the Indian Ocean arena. The study is centred on the formation of the British Aden Protectorate and the Zaydi-Shiite Imamate of the Hamid al-Din family in the period between 1857 and 1934. Focusing on the British creation of a series of ‘native states’ on the model of princely India in the Yemeni south and Imam Yahya Hamid al-Din’s formation of a hybrid state based o ... More

Keywords: Yemen, imperial rule, state formation, religious reform, Indian Ocean, native states, Sunni, Islamic polity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199327003
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327003.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John M. Willis, author
University of Colorado, Boulder