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Author Hämeen-Anttila, Jaakko

Title The last pagans of Iraq : Ibn Waḥshiyya and his Nabatean agriculture / by Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006


Description 1 online resource (xii, 392 pages) : illustrations
Series Islamic history and civilization. Studies and texts, 0929-2403 ; v. 63
Islamic history and civilization ; v. 63. 0929-2403
Contents Ch. 1 Ibn Wahshiyya and the Nabatean agriculture 3 Ch. 2 Ibn Wahshiyya and the translation of the Nabatean agriculture 87 Ch. 3 The world and the gods 109 Ch. 4 Religious beliefs 169 Ch. 5 Folklore, stories and literature
Summary This is the first analysis in any language of the religious, philosophical and folkloristic content of Ibn Washiyya's (d. 931) "Nabatean Agriculture". This enigmatic book, said to have been translated by Ibn Washiyya from Syriac into Arabic, contains much material on Late Antique Paganism in Iraq and semi-learned reception of Greek philosophical thought. The first part of the present book studies the question of authenticity, authorship and context of the "Nabatean Agriculture", dated by the author to around 600 AD. The second part consists of 61 translated and annotated excerpts of the "Nabatean Agriculture", until now available only in the Arabic original, as well as introductions to the world view of the text
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-377) and indexes
Notes Includes selections from Filāḥah al-Nabaṭīyah in English translation
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Subject Ibn Waḥshīyah, Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī, active 9th century. Filāḥah al-Nabaṭīyah.
SUBJECT Filāḥah al-Nabaṭīyah (Ibn Waḥshīyah, Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī) fast
Subject Philosophy, Ancient.
HISTORY -- General.
Philosophy, Ancient
Iraq -- Religion
Form Electronic book
Author Ibn Waḥshīyah, Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī, active 9th century. Filāḥah al-Nabaṭīyah. Selections. English
ISBN 9789047409083