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By Nancy Khalek

sooner than it fell to Muslim armies in advert 635-6 Damascus had an extended and prestigious heritage as a middle of Christianity. How did this urban, which turned the capitol of the Islamic Empire and its humans, negotiate the transition from a overdue old or early Byzantine international to an Islamic tradition? In Damascus after the Muslim Conquest, Nancy Khalek demonstrates that the alterations that came about in Syria in this formative interval of Islamic lifestyles weren't easily an issue of the alternative of 1 civilization via one other because of army conquest, yet really of transferring relationships and practices in a multifaceted social and cultural setting.

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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By Nancy Khalek

sooner than it fell to Muslim armies in advert 635-6 Damascus had an extended and prestigious heritage as a middle of Christianity. How did this urban, which turned the capitol of the Islamic Empire and its humans, negotiate the transition from a overdue old or early Byzantine international to an Islamic tradition? In Damascus after the Muslim Conquest, Nancy Khalek demonstrates that the alterations that came about in Syria in this formative interval of Islamic lifestyles weren't easily an issue of the alternative of 1 civilization via one other because of army conquest, yet really of transferring relationships and practices in a multifaceted social and cultural setting.

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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