Arabia and the Arabs

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ISBN: 9781134646340
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Number of pages: 336
Author: Robert G. Hoyland
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Arabia and the Arabs in PDF and EPUB 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.


Arabia and the Arabs

Filename: arabia-and-the-arabs.pdf
ISBN: 0415195357
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 324
Author: Robert G. Hoyland
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online Arabia and the Arabs in PDF and EPUB 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.


Arabia and the Arabs

Filename: arabia-and-the-arabs.pdf
ISBN: 0415195349
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 324
Author: Robert G. Hoyland
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online Arabia and the Arabs in PDF and EPUB 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.


Lawrence of Arabia s War

Filename: lawrence-of-arabia-s-war.pdf
ISBN: 9780300196832
Release Date: 2016-04-21
Number of pages: 552
Author: Neil Faulkner
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online Lawrence of Arabia s War in PDF and EPUB A wealth of new research and thinking on Lawrence, the Arab Revolt, and World War One in the Middle East, providing essential background to today s violent conflicts "


The Arabs and Arabia on the Eve of Islam

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ISBN: UOM:39015047852200
Release Date: 1999-01
Number of pages: 387
Author: Francis E. Peters
Publisher: Variorum

Download and read online The Arabs and Arabia on the Eve of Islam in PDF and EPUB The Arabs and Arabia on the Eve of Islam examines the background to the rise of Islam. The opening essays consider the broad context of nomad-sedentary relations in the Near East; thereafter the focus is on the Arabian peninsula and the history of the Arab peoples. The following papers set out the political and economic structures of the pre-Islamic period, and are concerned to trace the evolution of religious beliefs in the area, looking in particular at the role of local traditions and the impact of Jewish and Christian influences.


In God s Path

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ISBN: 9780199916368
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 303
Author: Robert G. Hoyland
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online In God s Path in PDF and EPUB In just over a hundred years--from the death of Muhammad in 632 to the beginning of the Abbasid Caliphate in 750--the followers of the Prophet swept across the whole of the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain. Their armies threatened states as far afield as the Franks in Western Europe and the Tang Empire in China. The conquered territory was larger than the Roman Empire at its greatest expansion, and it was claimed for the Arabs in roughly half the time. How this collection of Arabian tribes was able to engulf so many empires, states, and armies in such a short period of time is a question that has perplexed historians for centuries. Most recent popular accounts have been based almost solely on the early Muslim sources, which were composed centuries later for the purpose of demonstrating that God had chosen the Arabs as his vehicle for spreading Islam throughout the world. In this ground-breaking new history, distinguished Middle East expert Robert G. Hoyland assimilates not only the rich biographical and geographical information of the early Muslim sources but also the many non-Arabic sources, contemporaneous or near-contemporaneous with the conquests. The story of the conquests traditionally begins with the revelation of Islam to Muhammad. In God's Path, however, begins with a broad picture of the Late Antique world prior to the Prophet's arrival, a world dominated by the two superpowers of Byzantium and Sasanian Persia, "the two eyes of the world." In between these empires, in western (Saudi) Arabia, emerged a distinct Arab identity, which helped weld its members into a formidable fighting force. The Arabs are the principal actors in this drama yet, as Hoyland shows, the peoples along the edges of Byzantium and Persia--the Khazars, Bulgars, Avars, and Turks--also played important roles in the remaking of the old world order. The new faith propagated by Muhammad and his successors made it possible for many of the conquered peoples to join the Arabs in creating the first Islamic Empire. Well-paced and accessible, In God's Path presents a pioneering new narrative of one the great transformational periods in all of history.


Arabs and Empire Before Islam

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ISBN: 9780199654529
Release Date: 2015
Number of pages: 580
Author: Greg Fisher
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online Arabs and Empire Before Islam in PDF and EPUB Arabs and Empires Before Islam illuminates the history of the Arabs before the emergence of Islam, collating nearly two hundred and fifty translated extracts from an extensive array of ancient sources. Drawn from a broad period between the eighth century BC and the Middle Ages, the sources include texts written in Greek, Latin, Syriac, Persian, and Arabic, inscriptions in a variety of languages and alphabets, and discussions of archaeological sites from across the Near East. More than twenty international experts from the fields of archaeology, classics and ancient history, linguistics and philology, epigraphy, and art history, provide detailed commentary and analysis on this diverse selection of material. Richly-illustrated with sixteen colour plates, fifteen maps, and over seventy in-text images, the volume provides a comprehensive, wide-ranging, and up-to-date examination of what ancient sources had to say about the politics, culture, and religion of the Arabs in the pre-Islamic period. It offers a full consideration of the traces which the Arabs have left in the epigraphic, literary, and archaeological records, and sheds light on their relationship with their often more-powerful neighbours: the states and empires of the ancient Near East. Arabs and Empires Before Islam gathers together a host of material never before collected into a single volume - some of which appears in English translation for the very first time - and provides a single point of reference for a vibrant and dynamic area of research.


The Arabs

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ISBN: 9780718196837
Release Date: 2012-08-30
Number of pages: 736
Author: Eugene Rogan
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Arabs in PDF and EPUB Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world. Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the Superpower rivalries of the Cold War, to the present age of unipolar American power. Drawing on the writings and eyewitness accounts of those who lived through the tumultuous years of Arab history, The Arabs balances different voices - politicians, intellectuals, students, men and women, poets and novelists, famous, infamous and the completely unknown - to give a rich, complex sense of life over nearly five centuries. Rogan's book is remarkable for its geographical sweep, covering the Arab world from North Africa through the Arabian Peninsula, and for the depth in which it explores every facet of modern Arab history. Charting the evolution of Arab identity from Ottomanism to Arabism to Islamism, it covers themes including the conflict between national independence and foreign domination, the Arab-Israeli struggle and the peace process, Abdel Nasser and the rise of Arab Nationalism, the political and economic power of oil and the conflict between secular and Islamic values. This multilayered, fascinating and definitive work is the essential guide to understanding the history of the modern Arab world - and its future.


Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century

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ISBN: 0884023478
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Number of pages: 391
Author: Irfan Shahîd
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century in PDF and EPUB This fourth installment of Byzantium and the Arabs in the Sixth Century resumes the previous volume's discussion of the Ghassanids by examining their economic, social, and cultural history. First, Irfan Shahîd focuses on the economy of the Ghassanids and presents information on various trade routes and fairs. Second, the author reconstructs Ghassanid daily life by discussing topics as varied as music, food, medicine, the role of women, and horse racing. Shahîd concludes the volume with an examination of cultural life, including descriptions of urbanization, Arabic script, chivalry, and poetry. Throughout the volume, the author reveals the history of a fully developed and unique Christian-Arab culture. Shahîd exhaustively describes the society of the Ghassanids, and their contributions to the cultural environment that persisted in Oriens during the sixth century and continued into the period of the Umayyad caliphate.


Lawrence in Arabia

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ISBN: 9781782392019
Release Date: 2014-03-06
Number of pages: 300
Author: Scott Anderson
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

Download and read online Lawrence in Arabia in PDF and EPUB The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, 'a sideshow of a sideshow'. Amidst the slaughter in European trenches, the Western combatants paid scant attention to the Middle Eastern theatre. As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers far removed from the corridors of power. At the centre of it all was Lawrence. In early 1914 he was an archaeologist excavating ruins in the sands of Syria; by 1917 he was battling both the enemy and his own government to bring about the vision he had for the Arab people. Operating in the Middle East at the same time, but to wildly different ends, were three other important players: a German attach, an American oilman and a committed Zionist. The intertwined paths of these four young men - the schemes they put in place, the battles they fought, the betrayals they endured and committed - mirror the grandeur, intrigue and tragedy of the war in the desert.



The Arabs in Antiquity

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ISBN: 9781136872891
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Number of pages: 704
Author: Jan Retso
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Arabs in Antiquity in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Arabs

Filename: the-arabs.pdf
ISBN: 0140147683
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 557
Author: Peter Mansfield
Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Download and read online The Arabs in PDF and EPUB Traces the history of the Arabs, surveys the modern Arab states, and looks at their religion, culture, traditions, and politics


Arabs Islam and the Arab caliphate in the early middle ages

Filename: arabs-islam-and-the-arab-caliphate-in-the-early-middle-ages.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015058009492
Release Date: 1969
Number of pages: 264
Author: Evgeniĭ Aleksandrovich Beli︠a︡ev
Publisher: Praeger Publishers

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A History of the Arab Peoples

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ISBN: 0674010175
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 565
Author: Albert Habib Hourani
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online A History of the Arab Peoples in PDF and EPUB Chronicles the history of Arab civilization, looking at the beauty of the great mosques, the importance attached to education, the achievements of Arab science, the role of women, internal conflicts, and the Palestinian question.