ISBN-10:
086078651X
ISBN-13:
9780860786511
Pub. Date:
09/01/1997
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Medieval Folk Astronomy and Agriculture in Arabia and the Yemen

Medieval Folk Astronomy and Agriculture in Arabia and the Yemen

by Daniel Martin Varisco

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ISBN-13: 9780860786511
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/01/1997
Series: Variorum Collected Studies Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Arab Folk Astronomy: The origin of the anwa in Arab tradition; The anwa stars according to Abu Ishaq al-Zajjaj; The rain periods in pre-Islamic Arabia; Traditional Yemeni Agriculture: Water sources and traditional irrigation in Yemen; Sayl and ghayl: the ecology of water allocation in Yemen; The ard in highland Yemeni agriculture; The production of sorghum (dhurah) in highland Yemen; Indigenous plant protection methods in Yemen; The agricultural marker stars in Yemeni folklore; Al-Hisab al-zira’i fi urjuzat Hasan al-’Affari. Dirasat fi al-taqwim al-zira’i al-Yamani; Agricultural time reckoning in the Urjuza of Hasan al-’Affari: a study on the Yemeni agricultural almanac; Medieval Yemeni Agriculture: Medieval agricultural texts from Rasulid Yemen; A royal crop register from Rasulid Yemen; An anonymous 14th-century almanac from Rasulid Yemen; A Rasulid agricultural almanac for AH 808/AD1405-6; Al-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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