The Umayyad World

The Umayyad World

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The Umayyad World captures the new wave of scholarship on the formative era of Islam and helps shape fresh avenues of inquiry. The volume integrates early Islamic history into wider global history, through the growing recognition that the first century or so of Islam (c. 610-c. 750 CE) belongs in many respects to a `long late antiquity'. With this recognition in mind new approaches to thinking about the nature of the earliest Muslim Empire are explored, often in a comparative world historical perspective, as well as examining the development of the religion of Islam itself.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 664 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138913502
  • 9781138913509

Table of contents

1. West Eurasia, c. 500-c. 800 CE

2. Rome, Iran and Arabia

3. Aksum, Himyar and Arabia in Late Antiquity

4. Arabic Epigraphy, c. 100-c. 700 CE

5. Religion in the Middle East, c. 200-c. 700 CE

6. The Arabian Peninsula, 7. Syria and Iraq

8. North Africa and the Mediterranean

9. The Gulf and the Indian Ocean

10. Khurasan and Transoxiana

11. The Transcaucasus and the Volga

12. Early Islamic Armies

13. Conquest and Settlement Patterns

14. The Administration of the Provinces

15. Ruling early Islamic Egypt: the evidence of the papyri

16. Ethnicity and Identity in the Umayyad Period

17. Islam in the Seventh Century

18. Islamic Law in the Later Umayyad Period

19. Law in Umayyad Egypt

20. Qur'anic Text and Context

21. The Umayyads and the Qur'an

22. Islamic Historiography in the Umayyad Period

23. Political elites in early Islam

24. The Caliphal Court in the Umayyad Period

25. Rome, China and the Steppes: Caliphal Diplomacy

26. The Iconography of the Coinage

27. Frontiers in the Umayyad Period

28. North Africa

29. Egypt

30. Iraq and Iran
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