Scopelism

Clodius, Johann Christian (praes.) / Clodius, Heinrich Jonathan (resp.). Scopelismi criminis Arabiae Rudera e varii generis antiquitatibus excussa [...].

Leipzig, Zeidler, 1730.

4to. (2), 38 pp. Papered spine.

 500.00

Only edition.

Rare Leipzig dissertation, composed under the Arabist J. C. Clodius (1676-1745), on the Arabian practice of "scopelism" as recorded by Ulpian: a custom according to which a large rock was placed upon a field as a deadly warning to one's enemy. While the author draws mainly from Greek sources, the work does contain several passages in Arabic type.

Some browning. Duplicate from the Gotha Library (ms. note to title page).

OCLC 850971637.

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