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The Arabs in antiquity : their history from the Assyrians to the Umayyads

Author

Date of creation
  • 2003   Gregorian
      
Preferred title

The Arabs in antiquity : their history from the Assyrians to the Umayyads   English  

Work type Single work
Non-literary work Historical work
Work manifested Monograph
Work genre Textual work
Audience

Adult, serious

Summary

The history of the Arabs in antiquity from their earliest appearance around 853 BC until the first century of Islam, is described in this book. It traces the mention of people called Arabs in all relevant ancient sources and suggests a new interpretation of their history. It is suggested that the ancient Arabs were more a religious community than an ethnic group, which would explain why the designation 'Arab' could be easily adopted by the early Muslim tribes. The Arabs of antiquity thus resemble the early Islamic Arabs more than is usually assumed, both being united by common bonds of religious ideology and law.

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