From Sasanian Mandaeans to Ṣābians of the marshes

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Full title: From Sasanian Mandaeans to Ṣābians of the marshes / by Kevin T. Van Bladel.
Main author: Van Bladel, Kevin Thomas, (Author)
Format: Book           

Summary: This historical study argues that the Mandaean religion originated under Sasanid rule in the fifth century, not earlier as has been widely accepted. It analyzes primary sources in Syriac, Mandaic, and Arabic to clarify the early history of Mandaeism. This religion, along with several other, shorter-lived new faiths, such as Kentaeism, began in a period of state-sponsored persecution of Babylonian paganism. The Mandaeans would survive to become one of many groups known as Ṣābians by their Muslim neighbors. Rather than seeking to elucidate the history of Mandaeism in terms of other religions to which it can be related, this study approaches the religion through the history of its social contexts.
Language: English
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
Classmark: QMM299.2 /533555
Series: Leiden studies in Islam and society ; v. 6.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages [129]-144) and index.
ISBN: 9789004339439
ISSN: 2210-8920 ;