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

Arabia and the Arabs : From the Bronze Age to the Coming of Islam - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0203763926

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ISBN13: 978-0203763926
ISBN10: 0203763920
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Published: 2001
International: No

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Arabia and the Arabs : From the Bronze Age to the Coming of Islam - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0203763926

Robert G. Hoyland

ISBN13: 978-0203763926
ISBN10: 0203763920
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Published: 2001
International: No
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Summary

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 Arabs provides 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.