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The Umayyad World

Edited by: Andrew Marsham

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138913509
eBook ISBN: 9781315691411
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315691411
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Book description

The Umayyad World encompasses the archaeology, history, art, and architecture of the Umayyad era (644?750 CE).

This era was formative both for world history and for the history of Islam. Subjects covered in detail in this collection include regions conquered in Umayyad times, ethnic and religious identity among the conquerors, political thought and culture, administration and the law, art and architecture, the history of religion, pilgrimage and the Qur?an, and violence and rebellion. Close attention is paid to new methods of analysis and interpretation, including source critical studies of the historiography and inter-disciplinary approaches combining literary sources and material evidence.

Scholars of Islamic history, archaeologists, and researchers interested in the Umayyad Caliphate, its context, and infl uence on the wider world, will find much to enjoy in this volume.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Living Together Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Prophetic Dominion, Umayyad Kingship Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Ethnicity, Power and Umayyad Society Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Umayyad Visual Culture and its Models  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Aspects of Umayyad Administration  Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Social and Economic Background of Provincial Administrators in Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Umayyads and the Formation of Islamic Judgeship Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Al-Awzaʿi And The Umayyad Influence On Islamic Legal Development Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Surrender Agreements Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Umayyad North  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Elites in the Countryside Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Umayyad Red Sea as an Islamic Mare Nostrum  Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Umayyads and North Africa Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Conquest and Settlement Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Ecology, Economy, and The Conquest of Khurasan Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Transition from Late Antiquity to Early Islam in Western Arabia Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Ibn Al-Zubayr, The Kaʿba and the Dome of the Rock Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Umayyad Jerusalem Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Arabic Rock Inscriptions Up to 750 ce  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Written Transmission of the Qurʾan During Umayyad Times Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Christian Art and Visual Culture in Umayyad Bilad Al-Sham Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Kharijism in the Umayyad Period  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Qurashi Marriage and the Roots of Revolt Download PDF
Chapter  25:  How the West was Won Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Power, Law and Ideology in Umayyad Al-Andalus Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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