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The Byzantine and early Islamic Near East /
Hugh Kennedy.
imprint
Aldershot ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2006.
description
1 v. (various pagings) : maps.
ISBN
0754659097 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Aldershot ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2006.
isbn
0754659097 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5944802
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
The essays in this volume deal with the history of the Middle East from c.550 to 1000 AD. There are three main themes: Syria in Late Antiquity and the changes and continuities with the early Islamic period; relations between Muslims and the Byzantine Empire from the 8th to the 11th centuries; and the development of government and the economy in the early caliphate. In different ways all the papers discuss the formation of the Islamic world and the way in which the legacy of Antiquity, economic, social and cultural, affected the emergence of what we think of as this Islamic World.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The main themes in these papers are transition from the world of late antiquity to Islam in a greater Syria which includes modern Lebanon, Palestine/Israel, part of southern Turkey and the modern Syrian Arab Republic, relations between Muslim and Byzantine worlds, and the early development of administrative systems of Islamic state.
Long Description
The essays in this volume deal with the history of the Middle East from c.550 to 1000 AD. There are three main themes: Syria in Late Antiquity and the changes and continuities with the early Islamic period; relations between Muslims and the Byzantine Empire from the 8th to the 11th centuries; and the development of government and the economy in the early caliphate.Throughout there is an emphasis on social and economic trends and the integration of written and archaeological evidence to elucidate the complex developments in this pivotal part of the world. In different ways all the papers discuss the formation of the Islamic world and the way in which the legacy of Antiquity, economic, social and cultural, affected the emergence of what we think of as this "Islamic World". These papers will be of interest to historians of Islam and Byzantium but also western mediaevalists interested in comparing processes of change at opposite ends of the Mediterranean.
Table of Contents
Preface
From Polis to Madina: urban change in late Antique and early Islamic Syria
The last century of Byzantine Syria: a reinterpretation
Gerasa and Scythopolis: power and patronage in the Byzantine cities of Bilad al-Sham
The impact of Mus
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