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The Early Islamic Conquests
Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam
The origins of Islam have been the subject of increasing controversy in recent years. The traditional view, which presents Islam as a self-consciously distinct religion tied to the life andExpand
Narratives of Islamic Origins
How and why did Muslims first come to write their own history? The author argues in this work that the Islamic historical tradition arose not out of idle curiosity", or through imitation of antiqueExpand
Modern approaches to early Islamic history
Western writing on Islam, including early Islamic history, has roots reaching back to the medieval period. As far as early Islamic history is concerned, Western scholars of the Enlightenment began toExpand
The Rise of Historical Writing Among the Arabs
This is the first translation of a classic work (Bahth fi nnsh' at 'ilm al ta' rikh 'inda l-'Arab) by the eminent Arab historian A. A. Duri. Published in Beirut in 1960, Duri's book was the firstExpand
The historical context
The Qur'ān, considered by believing Muslims to be a literal transcript of God's word as revealed to the prophet Muhammad ( c . 570-632 CE), poses a number of interesting, and sometimes vexing,Expand