Kinship And Marriage In Early Arabia..


Bound in green cloth, gilt, with gilt decoration to head and tail of spine and blind rules to upper and lower boards.Slight wear to extremities and small mark to lower spine, otherwise a very good copy. Book plate of Mahmud Ali Ghul* to front paste down.



Adam and Charles Black,





Item Description

8vo, 5.25 X 8.25 inches, xxii + 324 pp.


* This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983.

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