Southwest Arabia across History: Essays to the Memory of Walter Dostal. Denkschriften der philosophisch-historischen Klasse: Sammlung Eduard Glaser, Band 16.
Southwest Arabia across History honors the legacy of Walter Dostal as one of Continental Europe's most eminent scholars in these fields, by offering innovative contributions in the interdisciplinary fields of South Arabian studies. These texts are presented by experts in pre-Islamic epigraphy and archeology, regional geography and Islamic historical studies, as well as contemporary history and socio-cultural anthropology. They discuss central riddles and key issues in South Arabian studies, such as interrelations between texts and contexts, environment and economy, water management and law, conflict and mediation for peace, or tribalism and state constellations. Beyond its relevance for regional historical and contemporary expertise, this volume also represents a lively and fresh contribution to methods and practices of interdisciplinarity in the humanities and the social sciences.