Documents and the History of the Early Islamic World
Sijpesteijn, Petra (editor)
Schubert, Alexander T (editor)
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
Historians have long lamented the lack of contemporary documentary sources for the Islamic middle ages and the inhibiting effect this has had on our understanding of this critically important period. Although the field is richly served by surviving evidence, much of it is hard to locate, difficult to access, and philologically intractable. Presenting a mixture of historical studies and new editions of Greek, Arabic and Coptic material from the seventh to the fifteenth century C.E. from Egypt and Palestine, Documents and the History of the Early Islamic World explores the untapped wealth of documentary sources available in collections around the world and shows how this exciting material can be used for historical analysis.
Publication date and place2014-11-28
SeriesIslamic History and Civilization,