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Arabia and the Arabs: From the Bronze Age to the Coming of Islam

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Knowledge of pre-Islam Arabia is essential for anyone seeking to understand how Islam arose and the shape it took. Further, knowledge of the cultures, commerce, and conflicts of the Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to Muhammed is fatally incomplete without the inclusion of the Arabs and the vital role they played.Arabia and the Arabsprovides the only up-to-date, one volume survey of the region and its peoples during this period. Using a wide range of sources--inscriptions, poetry, histories, and archaeological evidence--Robert Hoyland explores the main cultural areas of Arabia, from ancient Sheba in the south, to the desert oases of the north. He meticulously traces the major themes in the: *economy *society *religion *art and architecture *language and literature *Arabhood and Arabisation. The text is supplemented by over 50 photographs, drawings, and maps.

Synopsis:

Using a wide range of sources - inscriptions, poetry, histories, and archeological evidence - Robert Hoyland explores the main cultural areas of Arabia, from ancient Sheba in the South, to the deserts and oases of the north.

Table of 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203455685
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Education : Teaching Methods & Materials - Arts & Humanities
Author:
Hoyland, Robert G.
Subject:
Religion : Islam - History
Subject:
History : Middle East - General
Subject:
Arabian peninsula
Subject:
History
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Arabian Peninsula History.
Subject:
Islam -- History.
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
August 2001
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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» Education » Teaching » Art
» History and Social Science » World History » General
» History and Social Science » World History » Middle East
» Religion » Islam » History
» Religion » Western Religions » General and Comparative Religion

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