Arabia and the Arabs From the Bronze Age to the Coming of Islam

ISBN-10: 0415195357
ISBN-13: 9780415195355
Edition: 2001
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Description: Knowledge of pre-Islam Arabia is essential for anyone seeking to understand how Islam arose and the shape it took. Further, knowledge of the cultures, commerce, and conflicts of the Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to Muhammed is fatally incomplete  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/12/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Knowledge of pre-Islam Arabia is essential for anyone seeking to understand how Islam arose and the shape it took. Further, knowledge of the cultures, commerce, and conflicts of the Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to Muhammed is fatally incomplete without the inclusion of the Arabs and the vital role they played.Arabia and the Arabsprovides the only up-to-date, one volume survey of the region and its peoples during this period. Using a wide range of sources--inscriptions, poetry, histories, and archaeological evidence--Robert Hoyland explores the main cultural areas of Arabia, from ancient Sheba in the south, to the desert oases of the north. He meticulously traces the major themes in the: *economy *society *religion *art and architecture *language and literature *Arabhood and Arabisation. The text is supplemented by over 50 photographs, drawings, and maps.

List of plates
List of maps and figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
East Arabia
South Arabia
North and central Arabia
Economy
Society
Religion
Art, architecture and artefacts
Language and literature
Arabhood and Arabisation
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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