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Arabia and the Arabs : from the Bronze Age to the coming of Islam

Author: Robert G Hoyland
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a survey of the Arab region and its peoples from prehistory to the coming of Islam. Using a wide range of sources-- inscriptions, poetry, histories, and archaeologicar evidence-- Robert Hoyland explores the main cultural areas of Arabia, from ancient Sheba in the south to the deserts and oases of the north. Also examines economy, society, religion, art, architecture and artifacts, language and literature,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G Hoyland
ISBN: 0415195349 9780415195348 0415195357 9780415195355 0203455681 9780203455685
OCLC Number: 45958089
Description: xii, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. East Arabia --
2. South Arabia --
3. North and central Arabia --
4. Economy --
5. Society --
6. Religion --
7. Art, architecture and artefacts --
8. Language and literature --
9. Arabhood and Arabisation.
Responsibility: Robert G. Hoyland.
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"In this highly original book, Hoyland gives us a rare glimpse into the society and culture of Arabia before the advent of Islam in the seventh century. Hoyland challenges the myth of pre-Islamic Read more...

 
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