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On the eve of Islam : archaeological evidence from Eastern Arabia

Kennet, D. (2005) 'On the eve of Islam : archaeological evidence from Eastern Arabia.', Antiquity., 79 (303). pp. 107-118.


What was the archaeological context of the rise of Islam in Arabia? The author uses new work from Eastern Arabia to show that the advent of Islam coincided with the decline of the Sasanian hegemony and one of Arabia's least affluent periods in 3500 years of history.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:First millennium AD, Sasanian, Early Islamic, Arabia, Forts.
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Publisher statement:© 2005 Antiquity Publications
Record Created:17 Nov 2008
Last Modified:17 Jun 2011 09:48

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