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

Taylor & Francis, 1 juin 2002 - 336 pages
Long before Muhammed preached the religion of Islam, the inhabitants of his native Arabia had played an important role in world history as both merchants and warriors
Arabia and the Arabs provides the only up-to-date, one-volume survey of the region and its peoples, from prehistory to the coming of Islam
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 deserts and oases of the north. He then examines the major themes of
*the economy
*art, architecture and artefacts
*language and literature
*Arabhood and Arabisation
The volume is illustrated with more than 50 photographs, drawings and maps.

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Arabia and the Arabs is a pleasurable read for experts. The Foreign names and places make it sometimes difficult for Western readers to capture the depth of Hoyland's research. The mixture of primary ... Consulter l'avis complet

Arabia and the Arabs: from the Bronze Age to the coming of Islam

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Arabia and the Arabs have been the subject of numerous historical studies by Western scholars. Some focus on Islam, others consider more secular and modern dimensions, but few examine the pre-Islamic ... Consulter l'avis complet

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