The Religion and Rituals of the Nomads of Pre-Islamic Arabia – A Reconstruction Based on the Safaitic Inscriptions | Brill

This book approaches the religion and rituals of the pre-Islamic Arabian nomads using the Safaitic inscriptions. Unlike Islamic-period literary sources, this material was produced by practitioners of traditional Arabian religion; the inscriptions are eyewitnesses to the religious life of Arabian nomads prior to the spread of Judaism and Christianity across…

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Mesopotamian Witchcraft by Tzvi Abusch

Mesopotamian Witchcraft – Towards a history and understanding of Babylonian Witchcraft Beliefs and Literature is an interesting book, published in 2002.  It is special in that it makes a distinction between the religion and religious (read state/socially motivated) concerns, and magic that is more practical and medicinal.  It also gets…

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