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Damascus after the Muslim conquest : text and image in early Islam

Author: Nancy A Khalek
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before it fell to Muslim armies in AD 635-6 Damascus had a long and prestigious history as a center of Christianity. How did the city, which became capital of the Islamic Empire, and its people, negotiate the transition from a late antique, or early Byzantine world to an Islamic culture? In this innovative study, Nancy Khalek demonstrates that the changes that took place in Syria during the formative period of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2010039645
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy A Khalek
ISBN: 0199876193 9780199876198
OCLC Number: 760413551
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 204 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. Narrative and Early Islamic History ---
2. Telling Stories: Historical Texts in Early Islamic Syria ---
3. Icons: John the Baptist and Sanctified Spaces in Early Islamic Syria ---
4. Iconic Texts: Damascus in the Medieval Imagination.
Responsibility: Nancy Khalek.

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