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Archaeology and the history of early Islam: the first seventy years

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The rarity of material evidence for the religion of Islam during the first seventy years of the hijra (622-92 CE) has been used to attack the traditional positivist account of the rise of Islam. However, the earliest declarations of Islam are to be found on media produced by the early Islamic state. It is therefore mistake to read too much significance into the absence of such declarations prior to the formation of the state by 'Abd al-Malik (685-705 CE). There is little prospect that arch...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1163/156852003772914848

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Brill Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient Journal website
Volume:
46
Issue:
4
Pages:
411-436
Publication date:
2003-01-01
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EISSN:
1568-5209
ISSN:
0022-4995
URN:
uuid:ee185c41-79a6-429b-894a-d0ce52367649
Local pid:
ora:5158

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