Jews and Arabs in Pre- and Early Islamic Arabia

1st Edition

Michael Lecker

Published December 21, 1998
Reference - 362 Pages
ISBN 9780860787846 - CAT# Y284139
Series: Variorum Collected Studies


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Most of the articles in this volume belong to what can be described as the preparatory work which is prerequisite to the study of pre- and early Islamic history. Lecker’s interests include tribal Arabia (including tribes in the Yemen and Hadramawt), the history of the Arabian Jews, the biography of the Prophet Muhammad, and early Islamic literature in general. While the studies are based on a wide range of sources, they often focus on illuminating small accounts which are analyzed and placed in their historical context. The comprehensive index renders the articles easily accessible.

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