New Arabian Studies Volume 4

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Januar 1997



New Arabian Studies is an international journal covering a wide spectrum of topics including geography, archaeology, history, architecture, agriculture, language, dialect, sociology, documents, literature and religion. It provides authoritative information intended to appeal to both the specialist and general reader. Both the traditional and the modern aspects of Arabia are covered, excluding contemporary controversial politics. Contributions by
Hasan M. al-Naboodah, S. al-Theeb, Mohammed A. R. Al-Thenayian, Anne Katrine Bang, Peter G. Emery, Anda Hofstede, Alexander Knysh, Eric Macro, Mikhail Rodionov and Hamad Bin Seray


Foreword and Acknowledgement, vii; Guidelines and Transliteration Scheme for Contributors, viii; Review Notices, xi; 'This is an Announcement to the People...'-The Bayan of 1912 by Muhammad B. 'Ali Al-Idrisi in 'Asir Anne Katrine Bang, 1; Omani Proverbs: Problems in Translation Peter G. Emery:, 39; Description of the Johnstone Papers held in the Palace Green Section of the University Library of Durham Anda Hofstede, 71; The Cult of Saints and Islamic Reformism in Early Twentieth Century Hadramawt Alexander Knysh, 139; The Red Sea and Wyman Bury-The Last Seven Years, 1913-1920 Eric Macro, 168; Banu Nabhan in the Omani Sources Hasan M. al-Naboodah, 181; The Labour Code of the Sultan 'Ali b. al-Mansur al-Kathiri, 1351/1932 Mikhail Rodionov, 196. The Arabian Gulf in Syriac Sources Hamad Bin Seray, 205; The Native Land of the Nabataeans S. al-Theeb, 233; A Preliminary Evaluation of Al-Rada'i's Urguzat al-Hagg as a Primary Geographical Source for Surveying the Yemeni Highland Pilgrim Route Mohammed A.R. Al-Thenayian, 243; Notes on Contributors, 261.


G. Rex Smith is retired and was previously Professor of Arabic, University of Manchester. B.R. Pridham is the former Director of the Centre for Arab Gulf Studies, University of Exeter. J.R. Smart is retired and was previously a lecturer in Arabic, University of Exeter.


"This volume, like its predecessors in this series, includes a variety of topics all relating to the Arabian Peninsula. We find articles on language and literature, dialect, geography, archaeology, history, architecture, agriculture, sociology, religion and documents. It also includes illustrations and reproduction of documents in facsimile form, where needed, to support the text. The journal''s main aim is to make available to scholars with specializations in various aspects of Arabia new research findings, in addition to traditional themes treated separately or in joint anthologies and also to entice those living in or interested in Arabia to join researchers in making contributions of their own. . . It would be difficulty for this reviewer to generalize on the quality of articles in this volume of Arabian Studies. One can safely say that the authors are specialists in the fields they wrote about, either through training and basic research or through personal experience. Diversity in the topics enlisted reflects also the range of the journal''s interests in research and publication on the Arabian peninsula. Generally, the authors have bequeathed the reader a wealth of first-hand data, regardless of the field of specialization, which scholars should find useful in carrying out their work. The editors, as usual, have done an excellent job in controlling the quality of transcription, even though more than one system was employed." -Journal of Semitic Studies, Volume 44, Number 2 1999
EAN: 9780859895521
ISBN: 0859895521
Untertitel: 'New Arabian Studies'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1997
Seitenanzahl: 300 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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