Muhammad and the empires of faith: the making of the prophet of Islam

"This work offers a fresh assessment of the sources for the prophet Muhammad's life, integrating the earliest non-Muslim and documentary sources with the earliest prophetic biographies written in Arabic during the eighth-ninth centuries C.E. By placing these sources within the intellectual...

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Main Author: Anthony, Sean W.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Oakland, California University of Californiarnia Press [2020]
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Muḥammad 570-632 / Biography / Historiography / History 600-800
Further subjects:B Muḥammad Prophet -632 Sources
B Muḥammad Prophet -632 Biography History and criticism
Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 978-0-520-97452-4
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Summary:"This work offers a fresh assessment of the sources for the prophet Muhammad's life, integrating the earliest non-Muslim and documentary sources with the earliest prophetic biographies written in Arabic during the eighth-ninth centuries C.E. By placing these sources within the intellectual and cultural world of Late Antiquity, the author carves out a methodological approach to studying the historical Muhammad that, though reliant on the methods of critical historical scholarship, strikes a balance between revisionist historical skepticism and naïve historical realism"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0520340418