Ethnonyms in 9th and 10th Century CE Yemen from a Historical Anthropological Perspective

A Survey on the Basis of al-Hamdānī’s Main Work

This project aims to explore ethnonyms and their contextualization in Yemeni sources from the 9th and 10th centuries CE, mainly based on texts of al-Ḥasan al-Hamdānī (ca. 280 H/893 CE – 334 H/945 CE). By a historical anthropological approach, I examine the strategic use of ethnonyms by the authors, and how inter-ethnic differentiations were constructed in the textual sources.