WorldCat Identities

Puin, Gerd-R

Overview
Works: 9 works in 28 publications in 3 languages and 365 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator
Classifications: DS223, 953.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gerd-R Puin
The hidden origins of Islam : new research into its early history by Karl-Heinz Ohlig( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The standard histories of Muhammad and the early development of Islam are based on Islamic literature that dates to the ninth and tenth centuries-some two centuries or more after the death of Muhammad in 632. Islamic literary sources do not exist for the seventh and eighth centuries, when, according to tradition, Muhammad and his immediate followers lived. All that is preserved from this time period are a few commemorative building inscriptions and assorted coins. Based on the premise that reliable history can only be written on the basis of sources that are contemporary with the events described, the contributors to this in-depth investigation present research that reveals the obscure origins of Islam in a completely new light. As the authors meticulously show, the name "Muhammad" first appears on coins in Syria bearing Christian iconography. In this context the name is used as an honorific meaning "revered" or "praiseworthy" and can only refer to Jesus Christ, as Christianity was the predominant religion of the area at this time. This same reference exists in the building inscription of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, built by the caliph 'Abd al-Malik. The implication of these and other findings here presented is that the early Arab rulers adhered to a sect of Christianity. Indeed, evidence from the Koran, finalized at a much later time, shows that its central theological tenets were influenced by a pre-Nicean, Syrian Christianity. Linguistic analysis also indicates that Aramaic, the common language throughout the Near East for many centuries and the language of Syrian Christianity, significantly influenced the Arabic script and vocabulary used in the Koran. Finally, it wasnot until the end of the eighth and ninth centuries that Islam formed as a separate religion, and the Koran underwent a period of historical development of at least 200 years"--Publisher's description
Die dunklen Anfänge : neue Forschungen zur Entstehung und frühen Geschichte des Islam by Karl-Heinz Ohlig( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Empire of the Arabs by John Bagot Glubb( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Arabic empire from 680 to 860 C.E
Der Dīwān von 'Umar Ibn Al-Hattāb : Ein Beitr. zur frühislam. Verwaltungsgeschichte by Gerd-R Puin( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Führer durch die Ausstellung, Frühe Koranhandschriften aus der Großen Moschee von Sanaa : eine Ausstellung von Photographien im Präsidialbüro der Universität des Saarlandes, Gebäude 5, 15. April bis 31. Mai 1999 by Saarbrücken> Frühe Koranhandschriften aus der Großen Moschee von Sanaa. <1999( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Aspekte der wahhabitischen Reform auf der Grundlage von Ibn Ġannāms "Rauḍat al-afkār" by Gerd-R Puin( )

1 edition published in 1973 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Der Diwān von c Umar ibn al-Hattāb : ein Beitrag zur frühislamischen Verwaltungsgeschichte by Gerd-R Puin( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Die Entstehung einer Weltreligion : von der koranischen Bewegung zum Frühislam( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Eine Sammlung älteren datierbaren Silberschmucks aus dem Jemen : Identifiziert, fotografiert und als Katalog arrangiert by Gerd-R Puin( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The hidden origins of Islam : new research into its early history
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Alternative Names
Gerd R. Puin German orientalist

Gerd Rüdiger Puin Duits hoogleraar

Gerd-Rüdiger Puin orientalista tedesco

Puin, Gerd-R. 1940-

Puin, Gerd-Rüdiger

Puin, Gerd-Rüdiger 1940-

Puin, Gerd-Ruediger 1940-

غرد روديغر بوين

غرد روديغر بوين أستاذ جامعي ألماني

گرد رودیگر پوین

Languages
German (16)

English (10)

Fang (2)