Advanced Standard Arabic through Authentic Texts and by Raji M. Rammuny

By Raji M. Rammuny

A linguistic smorgasbord of real-life Arabic texts

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Keyes at the University of Washington. 42 “Glimpses of the Unmentionable in the History of British Social Anthropology” Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 13, 1984, pp. 9 –10. the biographical origins of POLITICAL SYSTEMS OF HIGHLAND BURMA 27 with the calculus of textile and boat design, of which he made elaborate drawings, just as he did with diagrams of the algebra of kinship. He appears to have worked out his conceptual problems graphically, and appears to have had a photographic memory. The idea of stresses and strains in proper balance is a key concept for Leach, and gives us an idea of what he believed was driving social change.

I also acknowledge the scholarly beneÀt of the major work of Stephen Hugh-Jones & James Laidlaw [eds], The Essential Edmund Leach, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2000 (two volumes). The introductions written by them for each chapter in these two volumes are an excellent map for the large intellectual landscape across which Leach worked. 2 Edmund Leach, “Glimpses of the Unmentionable in the History of British Social Anthropology”, Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 13, 1984, p. 18. Also author’s conversation with Stephen Hugh-Jones, Cambridge, September 2004, in which he explained that this remark was not just Leach’s conclusion in 1984, but had been repeated by Leach in conversation with many people about Political Systems in the 1970s and 1980s.

The biographical origins of POLITICAL SYSTEMS OF HIGHLAND BURMA 27 with the calculus of textile and boat design, of which he made elaborate drawings, just as he did with diagrams of the algebra of kinship. He appears to have worked out his conceptual problems graphically, and appears to have had a photographic memory. The idea of stresses and strains in proper balance is a key concept for Leach, and gives us an idea of what he believed was driving social change. In November 1985 Leach taped an interview with Adam Kuper, published as “Interview with Edmund Leach”, Current Anthropology, (vol.

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