Zur Archäologie & Antiken Geographie von Südarabien. Hadramaut, Qataban und das ‘Aden-Gebiet in der Antike.

Wissmann, Hermann von.

Book ID: 32565


Large 8vo. [3], 119 pp., 3 folding maps, figures, 4 b/w plates, publisher’s original wrappers, Publications de l'Institut Historique et Archéologique de Stamboul XXIV, few pencil annotations, otherwise copy in very good condition, Nederlands Historisch-Archaeologisch Institut, Istanbul, 1968.


Professor von Wissmann has justly received recognition as the doyen of scholars in the field of historical geography and has several lengthy works of distinction to his credit in which he systematically covers the various territories of South Arabia, embodying and evaluating all the evidence pertaining to the subject from ancient, medieval and modern sources. In this work, he focuses on the critically important regions of the South, Hadramaut and Qataban. He has been able to co-ordinate epigraphical and topographical evidence into a convincing and well documented overview of the history of two kingdoms which, for all their significance to the overall story of South Arabia, have left only the most fragmentary materials as a witness to their existence. [Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Volume 33, Issue 2 June 1970, pp. 386-387].

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