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Magic and Divination in Early Islam / Edition 1

Magic and Divination in Early Islam / Edition 1

by Emilie Savage-Smith, Lawrence I. Conrad


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780860787150
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/01/2004
Series: Formation of the Classical Islamic World Series
Pages: 446
Product dimensions: 6.98(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.36(d)

About the Author

Dr Emilie Savage-Smith is Senior Research Associate at The Oriental Institute, University of Oxford, UK

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Beliefs in spirits among the pre-Islamic Arabs, Joseph Henninger; Hermes and Harran: the roots of Arabic-Islamic occultism, Francis E. Peters; The theory of magic in healing, Michael W. Dols; The rod of Moses in Arabic magic, A. Fodor; The decipherment of Arabic talismans, Tewfik Canaan; Islamic seals: magical or practical?, Venetia Porter; Weather forecasting in the Arabic world, Charles Burnett; Islamic geomancy and a 13th-century divinatory device: another look, Emilie Savage-Smith and Marion B. Smith; Ibn Taymiyya on astrology: annotated translation of three fatwas, Yahya J. Michot; The role of the astrologer in medieval Islamic society, George Saliba; Index.

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