Benvenuto nel nuovo sito de "L'Erma di Bretschneider". Per una migliore navigazione assicurati di utilizzare la versione aggiornata del tuo browser.
Per scaricare la versione aggiornata del browser preferito clicca uno dei seguenti link:
Hai bisogno di assistenza? Clicca qui
*no text defined*
Shopping Cart -
Ancient Near East
Art History
Decorative Arts
General Philology
Greek Philology
Latin Philology
Linguistic / Literature
Middle and far East / Africa / Islam
Mythology / Religion
Restoration / Conservation
Topography / Excavations
Series and journals
Advanced search
Start search
The origins of the history of Oman The Kitab al-ansab by al-Awtabi. di Amaldi Daniela - - Arabia Antica - Archaelogical and Philological Series (ARAN) - N° 13
  The origins of the history of Oman The Kitab al-ansab by al-Awtabi.
The origins of the history of Oman The Kitab al-ansab by al-Awtabi.
Amaldi Daniela

Year: 2017
ISBN: 978-88-913-1531-1
Binding: Brossura
Pages: 266
Size: 14 x 21 cm

Product code: 00013166

Price€ 160,00
Add to cart
Reccomand to a friend
Abstract Table of contents Authors / Editors
The special importance of the Kitb al-ansb (The book of genealogies) from al-?Awtab - an Omani historian who lived in the 11th century - is that it is the first historiographic source related to Oman. Therefore, al-?Awtab presents the history of Oman from the descendants of Noah to the fall of the Umayyads (750). At this point, the narration ends abruptly.
But the present study concerns the pages devoted to the age that preceded the diffusion of Islam, particularly the period when Arab tribes began to arrive in Oman. Because of the disaster of the Ma?rib dam the majority of inhabitants are forced to leave the town looking for a new home. Regarding migration, according to Arabian tradition, the Azd tribe seem to have separated into different groups of which one, guided by Mlik b. Fahm, arrived in Oman. So, with his actions and words, the brave chief of the Azd determined the first arabization of Oman. The story narrated by al-?Awtab, following a temporal order of facts, is full of suggestions and includes particularly interesting aesthetic and literary points of view. It is mainly a fictional' reconstruction of the events. This narration suggests that al-?Awtab assembled the written Arabic sources with oral Omani traditions. It is a story whose function was to recount the arrival of the Azd in Oman and to highlight the origins of this territory and its inhabitants.

Daniela Amaldi was professor of Arabic language and literature at the University of Pisa from 1977 to 2008. She was an appointed member of the Italian Commission of the UNESCO from 1995 to 2006. She has been a member of the Scientific board of the Istituto per l' Oriente C. A. Nallino since 1998. Her main field of work is Arabic literature.

1 - A. Avanzini (ed.), Khor Rori Report 1, 2002, pp. 388.
2 - A. Avanzini, Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions I - III. Qatabanic, Marginal
Qatabanic, Awsanite Inscriptions, 2004, pp. 606.
3 - A.V. Sedov, Temples of Ancient ?a?ramawt, 2005, pp. 328.
4 - D. Mascitelli, L' arabo in epoca preislamica: formazione di una lingua, 2006,
pp. 337.
5 - A. Avanzini (ed.), A port in Arabia between Rome and the Indian Ocean
(3rd C. BC - 5th C. AD). Khor Rori Report 2, 2008, pp. 742 + 6 tavole fuori testo.
6 - A. Avanzini (ed.), Eastern Arabia in the First Millennium BC, 2010, pp. 250.
7 - J.-Fr. Breton (ed.), Le sanctuaire de ?Athtar dh-Ri?f d' as-Sawd?, 2011,
pp. 224.
8 - A. Prioletta, Inscriptions from the southern highlands of Yemen. The epigraphic
collections of the Museums of Baynn and Dhamr, 2013, pp. 408.
9 - M. Mouton & J. Schiettecatte, In the desert margins. The settlement process
in ancient South and East Arabia, 2014, pp. 336.
10 - A. Avanzini, By land and by sea. A history of South Arabia before Islam
recounted from inscriptions, 2016, pp. 376 + 3 carte fuori testo.
11 - A. Lombardi, South Arabian funerary stelae from the British Museum
collection, 2016, pp. 204.
12 - A. Pavan, A cosmopolitan city on the Arabian coast. The imported and local
pottery from Khor Rori. Khor Rori Report 3, 2017, pp. 398.
13 - D. Amaldi, The origin of the history of Oman. The Kitb al-ansb by al-
?Awtab, 2017, pp. 266.
Copyright ® 2007-2016 L'Erma di Bretschneider, All rights reserved
L'Erma di Bretschneider Spa - Via Cassiodoro, 11 - P.O.Box 6192 - 00193 ROMA (IT)-P.IVA 00980691000
Tel. + - Fax+
Log in restricted area
Log in
L'Erma award for Archeology 2016
L'Erma award for Art History 2016
Where we are
Editorial Guidelines
Publish With Us
Customer Service
Contact Us
Sale Conditions
Site Map
Order history
L'Erma Awards
L'Erma award for Archeology 2016
L'Erma award for Art History 2016