Zoltán Szombathy

Zoltán Szombathy The Roots of Arabic Genealogy – A Study in Historical Anthropology

The Roots of Arabic Genealogy – A Study in Historical Anthropology

Documenta et Monographiae I

The Avicenna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies / Piliscsaba
Sprache: Englisch
1. Auflage ()
Paperback, 224 Seiten
ISBN 9789638635914
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Consis­ting of four chap­ters, the book explores the origins and later deve­lop­ment of genea­lo­gical concepts in Arabic-spea­king socie­ties. The first two chap­ters surveys various theo­ries of the forma­tion of 'ilm al-nasab, the reasons of its persis­tency through history, the func­tio­ning of nasab in a nomadic setting and the role of intel­lec­tuals in the crea­tion of many genea­lo­gical concepts, and offer a radi­cally new model for the rise of this pheno­menon. The third chapter discusses the deve­lop­ment of syste­matic genea­logy: the collec­tion and syste­ma­ti­sa­tion of the genea­lo­gical mate­rial and Muslim methods of nasab criti­cism. The last chapter deals with the roles of genea­logy in the Muslim socie­ties of later centu­ries.