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Arabia: The Cradle of Islam

Studies in the Geography, People, and Politics of the Peninsula with an account of Islam and Mission-work
ISBN: 978-1-61719-638-6
This book describes the Arabian peninsula on the eve of the First World War.
$135.33

Lexidion et Onomasticon Codicis Nasaraei, cui Liber Adami Nomen

Mandaic-Latin Lexicon and Onomasticon to the Ginza (Liber Adami)
ISBN: 978-1-61719-398-9
This volume contains Norberg's Lexicon and Onomasticon—a descriptive and annotated list of the proper names—to the Mandaic cosmological work called the Ginza, or Sidra Rabba, also known as the Liber Adami (as here).
$131.12

Études sur les Soubbas ou les Sabéens

Leurs dogmes, leurs moeurs
ISBN: 978-1-61143-953-3
The mythology, history, and ritual of the Mandaeans, with an account of their clergy, ritual, language, and numbers, written by a Syriac Christian who was French consul in Mosul for twenty years.
$81.42

Le Mouvement Baptiste

en Palestine et Syrie (150 av. J.-C. - 300 ap. J.-C.)
ISBN: 978-1-61719-678-2
This book explores baptism in the ancient world, the sects which practiced it, their history, origins, characters, diversity, and influences.
$103.65

The Great Stem of Souls

Reconstructing Mandaean History
ISBN: 978-1-59333-621-9
Mandaean priests, representatives of a religious heritage that can be traced back to Late Antique Mesopotamia, still copy their ancient literature by hand. The Great Stem of Souls is a study of the colophons – postscripts at the end of each text – that are appended to most Mandaean documents. A study of the contents of the colophons provides a framework for reconstructing Mandaean history.
$122.69

Drower’s Folk-Tales of Iraq

ISBN: 978-1-59333-360-7
A collection of folktales from Iraq, dating from the 1930s, found in the archives of the famous English Lady E. S. Drower (1879–1972), who was novelist, folklorist, specialist on the Mandaeans, and writer of travel accounts. New tales edited by Jorunn Buckley form a second volume of Drower’s Folktales. The stories—carrying recognizable Near Eastern folk-tale features—feature monsters and heroes, maidens and fairies and they give a vivid picture of a now extinct oral folktale tradition. This Gorgias Press edition includes previously unpublished tales in addition to those of the 1931 edition.
$83.40

Mandaic Incantation Texts

ISBN: 1-59333-192-4
This is a revision of E.M. Yamauchi's dissertation. It includes a collection of the earliest Mandaic texts, which are magic scrolls and inscribed bowls, dating from about 600 CE, together with transcriptions and translations, a grammar, and a lexicon.
$74.25

Gnostic Ethics and Mandaean Origins

ISBN: 1-931956-85-5
In opposition to other leading scholars of the Mandaeans, Yamauchi concludes that the Mandaeans could not have originated before the second century CE. He notes their distinguishing characterisitcs from other Gnostic groups.
$51.00

The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran: Their Cults, Customs, Magic Legends, and Folklore

With a New Introduction by Jorunn J. Buckley
ISBN: 1-931956-49-9
No anthropologist has conducted fieldwork among the Mandaeans, not even in recent decades and therefore Drower remains a singular figure. Scholars, students, and aficionados regard her book as the work that brings the people alive.
$51.00