Medieval Folk Astronomy and Agriculture in Arabia and the Yemen

Medieval Folk Astronomy and Agriculture in Arabia and the Yemen

by Daniel Martin Varisco
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780860786511
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Collected Studies Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. 1Arab Folk Astronomy
IThe Origin of the Anwa' in Arab Tradition
IIThe Anwa' Stars According to Abu Ishaq al-Zajjaj
IIIThe Rain Periods in Pre-Islamic Arabia
Pt. 2Traditional Yemeni Agriculture
IVWater Sources and Traditional Irrigation in Yemen
VSayl and Ghayl: The Ecology of Water Allocation in Yemen
VIThe Ard in Highland Yemeni Agriculture
VIIThe Production of Sorghum (Dhurah) in Highland Yemen
VIIIIndigenous Plant Protection Methods in Yemen
IXThe Agricultural Marker Stars in Yemeni Folklore
XAl-Hisab al-zira'i fi urjuzat Hasan al-'Affari. Dirasat fi al-taqwim al-zira'i al-Yamani
XIAgricultural Time Reckoning in the Urjuza of Hasan al- 'Affari: A Study on the Yemeni Agricultural Almanac English Translation of 'Al-Hisab al-zira'i fi urjuzat Hasan al-'Affari. Dirasat fi al-taqwim al-zira'i al-Yamani'
Pt. 3Medieval Yemeni Agriculture
XIIMedieval Agricultural Texts from Rasulid Yemen
XIIIA Royal Crop Register from Rasulid Yemen
XIVAn Anonymous 14th Century Almanac from Rasulid Yemen
XVA Rasulid Agricultural Almanac for 808/1405-6
XVIAl-Tawqi'at fi taqwim al-zira'a al-majhul min asr muluk Bani Rasul [Details from an Anonymous Agricultural Almanac of the Rasulid Period]
Index

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