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Published: 01 September 2017

416 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474426435

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Imagining the Arabs

Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam

Peter Webb

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Who are the Arabs? When did people begin calling themselves Arabs? And what was the Arabs' role in the rise of Islam? Investigating these core questions about Arab identity and history through close interpretation of pre-Islamic evidence and the extensive Arabic literary corpus in tandem with theories of identity and ethnicity prompts new answers to the riddle of Arab origins and fundamental reinterpretations of early Islamic history.