Archaeology and the history of early Islam: The first seventy years

  title={Archaeology and the history of early Islam: The first seventy years},
  author={Jeremy Johns},
  journal={Journal of The Economic and Social History of The Orient},
  • J. Johns
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • Journal of The Economic and Social History of The Orient
The rarity of material evidence for the religion of Islam during the e rst seventy years of the hijra (622-92 CE) has been used to attack the traditional positivist account of the rise of Islam. However, the earliest declarations of Islam are to be found on media produced by the early Islamic state. It is therefore mistake to read too much signi e cance into the absence of such declarations prior to the formation of that state by ® Abd al-Malik (685-705 CE). There is little prospect that… Expand
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