The Arabs in Antiquity: Their History from the Assyrians to the Umayyads
Routledge, 04/07/2013 - 704 من الصفحات
The history of the Arabs in antiquity from their earliest appearance around 853 BC until the first century of Islam, is described in this book. It traces the mention of people called Arabs in all relevant ancient sources and suggests a new interpretation of their history. It is suggested that the ancient Arabs were more a religious community than an ethnic group, which would explain why the designation 'Arab' could be easily adopted by the early Muslim tribes. The Arabs of antiquity thus resemble the early Islamic Arabs more than is usually assumed, both being united by common bonds of religious ideology and law.
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According Achaemenid afrab Alexander ancient Antiquities árabes arábioi Arabo-Islamic Arabs Aramaic Aretas Arrian Assurbanipal Assyrian at-Tabari Babylonia bedouin belong border called camels campaign Cassius Cassius Dio century BC Chronicles connected conquest cult Damascus Diodorus documented Dumah east Edessa Edom Egypt empire Eratosthenes Euphrates evidence fact farab frankincense Genesis geographical Geschichte Greek groups Gulf Hatra Herodotus Hieronymus idem identical identified inhabitants inscription Iranian Ishmael Islamic Josephus Judaea king kingdom Knauf land language later living meaning mentioned Mesopotamia Muslim Nabataeans Negev nomads northern Old Testament originally Palestine Parthian passage peninsula period Persian Petra Pliny political Posidonius pre-Islamic present-day probably Ptolemy Qedar Qur?an Quraysh Red Sea refer region reign Roman rulers Saba Sabaean ſarab Saracens second century seems Seleucid sources South Arabia southern story Strabo Syria Syrian desert Tārīkh term third century Tiglath Pileser town tradition Transjordan tribes Umayyad Wissmann word Yemenis