We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse this repository, you give consent for essential cookies to be used. You can read more about our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Durham Research Online
You are in:

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.
Full text:(VoR) Version of Record
Download PDF
Publisher Web site:
Publisher statement:Copyright © Antiquity Publications Ltd 2005
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:17 June 2011
Date of first online publication:March 2005
Date first made open access:No date available

Save or Share this output

Look up in GoogleScholar