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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


Sacrifice and Pilgrimage: Body Politics and the Origins of Muslim Pilgrimage

Brannon Wheeler

in Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651460
eISBN:
9781469651484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651460.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The author tries to find the origins of pilgrimage to Mecca in the pre-Islam era. Focusing on the pre-Islamic practices that linked pilgrimage, sacrifice, and visitation of the dead in the Arabian ... More


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