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|Title:||Il "Libro degli idoli" di Hišām ibn al-Kalbī come testimonianza della religiosità preislamica|
|Publisher:||Padova, Editoriale Programma|
|Abstract:||This article, based on the analysis of the Book of idols written by Hišām ibn al-Kalbī (737-819/821), intends to contribute to the study of the religious background of Northern and Central Arabia during the period of the Ğāhiliyya. In his work Ibn al-Kalbī lists the pre-Islamic gods, mentions the tribes worshipping them and describes the places of worship and the religious rites practised by the believers. All this cultural and religious information reported by Ibn al-Kalbī is here compared with the scanty, but "objective" data culled from North Arabian and Aramaic inscriptions from Northern Arabia and Syria. In addition to describing pre-Islamic North-western and Central Arabian religion, of course, the Arab scholar gives a personally slanted and original opinion on this subject.|
|Appears in Collections:||Annali di Ca' Foscari. Serie orientale|
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