Arabs and Empires before Islam by Greg Fisher

By Greg Fisher

Arabs and Empires sooner than Islam collates approximately 250 translated extracts from an intensive array of old assets which, from quite a few diverse views, remove darkness from the heritage of the Arabs earlier than the emergence of Islam. Drawn from a wide interval among the 8th century BC and the center a long time, the resources contain texts written in Greek, Latin, Syriac, Persian, and Arabic, inscriptions in a number of languages and alphabets, and discussions of
archaeological websites from around the close to East. greater than 20 foreign specialists from the fields of archaeology, classics and historic background, linguistics and philology, epigraphy, and artwork background, supply unique observation and research in this varied collection of material.
Richly-illustrated with sixteen color plates, 15 maps, and over 70 in-text photographs, the quantity offers a complete, wide-ranging, and up to date exam of what historical assets needed to say concerning the politics, tradition, and faith of the Arabs within the pre-Islamic interval. It bargains a whole attention of the strains which the Arabs have left within the epigraphic, literary, and archaeological files, and sheds mild on their dating with their frequently more-powerful neighbours: the states and
empires of the traditional close to East. Arabs and Empires sooner than Islam gathers jointly a bunch of fabric by no means ahead of gathered right into a unmarried quantity — a few of which seems in English translation for the first actual time — and gives a unmarried aspect of reference for a colourful and dynamic zone of
research.

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