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The Crucible of Islam

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$25.00 • £20.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674057760

Publication Date: 04/10/2017


240 pages

4-3/8 x 7-1/8 inches

5 photos, 2 maps


  • Map of Southwest Arabia, prepared by Fabrice Delrieux
  • Map of the Ḥijāz, prepared by Fabrice Delrieux
  • Prologue
  • 1. The Arabian Kingdom of Abraha
  • 2. Arab Paganism in Late Antiquity
  • 3. Late Antique Mecca
  • 4. Ethiopia and Arabia
  • 5. The Persians in Jerusalem
  • 6. Muḥammad and Medina
  • 7. Interregnum of the Four Caliphs
  • 8. A New Dispensation
  • 9. The Dome of the Rock
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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