By Nancy Khalek
Even as past due old types of faith and tradition continued, the formation of Islamic identification used to be stricken by the folks who developed, lived in, and narrated the heritage in their urban. Khalek attracts at the proof of structure and the testimony of pilgrims, biographers, geographers, and historians to make clear this strategy of identification formation. supplying a clean method of the early Islamic interval, she strikes the examine of Islamic origins past a spotlight on problems with authenticity and textual feedback, and initiates an interdisciplinary discourse on narrative, storytelling, and the interpretations of fabric culture.
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Damascus after the Muslim Conquest: Text and Image in Early Islam by Nancy Khalek