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Bab al-Mandab: Between Legend and Curse

Bab al-Mandab: Between Legend and Curse

Bab al-Mandab is the fourth most important waterway for the oil trade — with 7 per cent of the world’s…
Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part III

Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part III

Inscriptions, Legends and Language-Part Three   In the previous part of this article, we listed a number of pre-Islamic physicians…
Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part II

Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part II

Signs of Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine in Yemen Islamic history gives us a glimpse into early practices of Arabic…
Lagging Behind: The Sociology of Paternalism and its hold on Yemeni Society

Lagging Behind: The Sociology of Paternalism and its hold on Yemeni Society

Yemen’s ancient civilizations were widely recognized and were always significant. Historians recall the distinctive culture, kingdoms, and myths. Its early…
Mohammad Al-Mujahid: The Devoted Son of an Ancient City

Mohammad Al-Mujahid: The Devoted Son of an Ancient City

If the author of the book Madinat Taiz al-Ghosn al-Nadhir fi Doha al-Tarikh al-Arabi (The City of Taiz: A Mild…
Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part I

Yemen’s lost Pre-Islam School of Medicine – Part I

When books on Arab heritage discuss medical schools from the pre-Islamic era, we find that they mention in detail the…
The Wise Ancient Poet, Al-Afwah Al-Awdi

The Wise Ancient Poet, Al-Afwah Al-Awdi

  There is a Yemeni poet from pre-Islamic times, considered to be one of the first poets, who is famous…
What do Yemenis believe in? A Brief History of Popular Beliefs

What do Yemenis believe in? A Brief History of Popular Beliefs

Wherever human community can be found, there is a collective perception of the world that manifests in symbols and signs.…
The Modern Bahoot: Critical Reflections on the Myth of Al-Hamdi

The Modern Bahoot: Critical Reflections on the Myth of Al-Hamdi

Ibrahim al-Hamdi [1] is a name regarded with exceptional veneration in the popular memory. His name rose through a complicated…
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