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Damascus after the Muslim Conquest: Text and Image in Early Islam

Nancy Khalek

Abstract

This book is a study of Islamic identity in Damascus, Syria, from its fall to Muslim armies in 635–6 ad until the end of its tenure as the capital of the Islamic Empire in 750. It discusses the shift from late antique to Islamic culture in the eastern Mediterranean. Even as continuity with the world of late antiquity persisted into the early Islamic period, the formation of Islamic identity in Syria was effected by the specific agents who constructed, lived in, and narrated the history of their city. This book presents literary, material, and social aspects of early Islamic identity as constru ... More

Keywords: Damascus, early Islam, late Antiquity, Byzantium, Umayyad, Syria, narrative, origins, Mediterranean, medieval historians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199736515
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736515.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy Khalek, author
Brown University

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