The Last Pagans of Iraq: Ibn Washiyya and His Nabatean Agriculture (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Last Pagans of Iraq Presented in two parts, this book analyses the religious, philosophical and folkloristic content of Ibn Washiyya's "Nabatean Agriculture", a book containing information on Late Antique paganism in Iraq and the semi-learned reception of Greek philosophical thought.
- Published: 01 June 2006
- Format: Hardback 416 pages
- ISBN 13: 9789004150102 ISBN 10: 9004150102
- Sales rank: 1,232,650
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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.