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Interpreting Arabs: Defining their Name and Constructing their Family

Peter Webb

in Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408264
eISBN:
9781474421867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408264.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 4 investigates the changing faces of Arabness in early Islam. As an identity, Arabness was a fluid intellectual construct, and because Arab communal consciousness developed unevenly in early ... More


Arabs as a People and Arabness as an Idea: 750–900 CE

Peter Webb

in Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408264
eISBN:
9781474421867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408264.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The early Abbasid Caliphate marked a climax of Arab ethnogenesis. Urbanization, the centralisation of power, and the mixing of populations in cosmopolitan Iraq cultivated fertile ground for Muslim ... More


Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam

Peter Webb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408264
eISBN:
9781474421867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408264.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

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 by marshalling ... More


Introduction

Peter Webb

in Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408264
eISBN:
9781474421867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408264.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Arab identity is an intriguing conundrum. It is commonly presumed that Arabs originated as a distinct and essentially homogenous community of ancient Arabian Bedouin who were separate from other ... More


Imagining and Reimagining the Arabs: Conclusions

Peter Webb

in Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408264
eISBN:
9781474421867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408264.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

By unfastening Arab identity from conventional cultural stereotypes, Bedouinism and ancient pre-Islamic Arabian bloodlines, this book sought to reveal the complexities and changing nature of historic ... More


Arab World

Radwan Kasmiya

in Video Games Around the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262527163
eISBN:
9780262328487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262527163.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

This essay is a history of video games in the Arab World, and it contains a description of the Arabian video game industry and how it has grown. Descriptions of video game companies and individual ... More


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