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

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

by Robert G. Hoyland
     
 

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,

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Overview

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
*society
*religion
*art, architecture and artefacts
*language and literature
*Arabhood and Arabisation
The volume is illustrated with more than 50 photographs, drawings and maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415195355
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/12/2001
Series:
Peoples of the Ancient World Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of maps and figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1East Arabia13
2South Arabia36
3North and central Arabia58
4Economy85
5Society113
6Religion139
7Art, architecture and artefacts167
8Language and literature198
9Arabhood and Arabisation229
Notes248
Bibliography256
Index316

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