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Arabs and Others in Early Islam (Suliman Bashear)

Arabs and Others in Early Islam (Suliman Bashear)

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Suliman Bashear fut un historien arabe, professeur à l’Université de Naplouse et à l’Université hébraïque de Jérusalem. Il fut remarqué par ses travaux sur les débuts de l’historiographie de l’islam.


In this book the author pursues some of the ideas first set forth in his controversial Introduction to the Other History (1984, in Arabic) in a ground-breaking study of the ways in which the relations between Arabs and non-Arabs developed during the first centuries of Islam. Arabs and Others in Early Islam argues that with the rise of the Arab empire in the seventh century, paradigms of Arab or Islamic identity did not yet exist in their classical forms. In the course of arguing this thesis, Bashear also offers important insights on the social and cultural history of early Islam, including changing attitudes toward bedouins, non-Arabs, and non-Muslims, the notion of Arabia as the Arab homeland, and apocalyptic insecurities.

(Source : The Darwinpress)