The Arabs to the Time of the Prophet

@inproceedings{Conrad2009TheAT,
  title={The Arabs to the Time of the Prophet},
  author={Lawrence I. Conrad},
  year={2009}
}
introduction: the question of sources In the present state of our knowledge it is not difficult to describe the physical setting for pre-Islamic Arabian history, and new archaeological discoveries in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jordan and the Gulf are producing much valuable evidence. Over the past century a vast body of epigraphical material – some 50,000 north and south Arabian inscriptions and the inscribed sticks now emerging by the hundreds in northern Yemen – has provided a wealth of information… 
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