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The Arabs and Arabia on the eve of Islam

Author: F E Peters
Publisher: Aldershot ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1999.
Series: Formation of the classical Islamic world, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays examining the background to the rise of Islam. Topics considered include nomad-sedentary relations in the Near East, the Arabian peninsula, the history of the Arab peoples, the political and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Arabs and Arabia on the eve of Islam.
Aldershot ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1999
(OCoLC)605669891
Online version:
Arabs and Arabia on the eve of Islam.
Aldershot ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©1999
(OCoLC)607399830
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F E Peters
ISBN: 0860787028 9780860787020
OCLC Number: 38549776
Description: lxix, 387 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The nature of Arab unity before Islam / G.E. von Grunebaum --
The role of nomads in the Near East in late antiquity (400-800 C.E.) / Fred M. Donner --
The Bedouinization of Arabia / Werner Caskel --
Trans-Arabian routes of the pre-Islamic period / Daniel T. Potts --
Al-Hira: some notes on its relations with Arabia / M.J. Kister --
Pre-Islamic Bedouin religion / Joseph Henninger --
Idol worship in pre-Islamic Medina (Yathrib) / Michael Lecker --
The origin of the Jews of Yathrib / Moshe Gil --
Haram and Hawtah, the sacred enclave in Arabia / R.B. Serjeant --
Pre-foundations of the Muslim community in Mecca / Fazlur Rahman --
Mecca before the time of the prophet: attempt of an anthropological interpretation / Walter Dostal --
The "sacred offices" of Mecca from Jahiliyya to Islam / Gerald R. Hawting --
Hanifiyya and Ka'ba: an inquiry into the Arabian pre-Islamic background of Dīn Ibrāhīm / Uri Rubin --
Pre-Islamic monotheism in Arabia / Hamilton A.R. Gibb --
Belief in a "high god" in pre-Islamic Mecca / W. Montgomery Watt --
The Ka'ba: aspects of its ritual functions and position in pre-Islamic and early Islamic times / Uri Rubin --
The role played by the organization of the "Ḥums" in the evolution of political ideas in pre-Islamic Mecca / Ugo Fabietti --
The campaign of Ḥulubān: a new light on the expedition of Abraha / M.J. Kister.
Series Title: Formation of the classical Islamic world, v. 3.
Responsibility: edited by F.E. Peters.
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