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Arabs and Empires before Islam$
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Greg Fisher

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199654529

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.001.0001

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Arabic and Persian Sources for Pre-Islamic Arabia

Arabic and Persian Sources for Pre-Islamic Arabia

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(p.434) 8 Arabic and Persian Sources for Pre-Islamic Arabia
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Arabs and Empires before Islam
Author(s):

Harry Munt,

Touraj Daryaee

Omar Edaibat

Robert Hoyland

Isabel Toral-Niehoff

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.003.0009

This chapter illustrates how authors, writing mostly after the advent of Islam, explained and presented some of the events, individuals, and themes covered in Chapters 1–7. In addition to discussing some well-known authors such as al-Ṭabarī, this chapter also offers a translation and commentary of an eleventh-century text, the Manāqib al-Mazyadiyya, detailing the demise of the final Naṣrid ruler, alongside a consideration of pre-Islamic Arabic poetry, medieval Persian sources, and the Qurʾān.

Keywords:   Qurʾān, Arab-Islamic tradition, Persian texts, al-Ṭabarī, Najrān, pre-Islamic poetry, Jafnids, Naṣrids, Arab historiography

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