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The Famous Forty and Their Companions: North Yemen's First-Generation Modernists and Educational Emigrants

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This article is a study of the several hundred North Yemenis who went out from isolated Yemen for education between 1947 and 1959. It focuses on their backgrounds, what and where they studied, the impact on them of this experience, what they did when they returned and, finally, the impact they have had on the Yemen most hoped to change. The major conclusion is that their impact has been modest and that this is best explained by Yemen's socio-cultural system and the political structure it supports.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3751.59.1.15

Publication date: January 1, 2005

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