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The death of a prophet : the end of Muhammad's life and the beginnings of Islam

Author: Stephen J Shoemaker
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012.
Series: Divinations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this study Stephen J. Shoemaker investigates contradictory traditions about the end of Muhammad's life in the Islamic and non-Islamic sources of the seventh and eighth centuries.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Muḥammad, Prophet; Muḥammad, Prophet
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Shoemaker
ISBN: 9780812205138 0812205138
OCLC Number: 822017890
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (408 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Introduction --
Chapter 1. "A Prophet Has Appeared, Coming with the Saracens" --
Chapter 2. The End of Muhammad’s Life in Early Islamic Memory --
Chapter 3. The Beginnings of Islam and the End of Days --
Chapter 4. From Believers to Muslims, from Jerusalem to the Ḥijāz --
Conclusion: Jesus and Muhammad, the Apostle and the Apostles --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Divinations.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Shoemaker.
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