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Kinship and Marriage in Early Arabia

By W. Robertson Smith

1885 - Cambridge - Cambridge University Press

7" by 5"; (xiv), 322pp. [16]

 
 
 

 

 

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A first edition of Smith's Kinship and Marriage in Early Arabia.

An important work, tracing, from an earlier totemist matriarchy that practiced exogamy, the further development of a "system of male kinship, with corresponding laws of marriage and tribal organization, which prevailed in Arabia at the time of Mohammed." (Author's Preface).

William Robertson Smith (1846 1894) was a Scottish orientalist, Old Testament scholar, professor of divinity, and minister of the Free Church of Scotland. He was an editor of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and contributor to the Encyclopaedia Biblica. He is also known for his book Religion of the Semites, which is considered a foundational text in the comparative study of religion.

List of publisher's publications to the rear.

CONDITION

In a brown cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. Externally generally smart with some bumping and slight wear to the extremities. Mark to the bottom of the spine, obscuring text. Internally generally firmly bound with bright and clean pages throughout, save for some foxing to first and last few pages as usual. Library stamp to front free-endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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