Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam

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The origins of Islam have been the subject of increasing controversy in recent years. The traditional view, which presents Islam as a self-consciously distinct religion tied to the life and revelations of the prophet Muhammad in western Arabia, has since the 1970s been challenged by historians engaged in critical study of the Muslim sources. In Muhammad and the Believers, the eminent historian Fred Donner offers a lucid and original vision of how Islam first evolved.
 

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Avis d'utilisateur  - barlow304 - LibraryThing

An exceptionally well written and lucid discussion of early Muslim history. Professor Donner summarizes the recent scholarship on the origins of Islam, pointing out that in the first two or three ... Consulter l'avis complet

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I grew up thinking religion meant teachings of kindness and peace, and that these were among the most central of goals in the earliest forms of most faiths. Naive, I know, but the assumption lingered ... Consulter l'avis complet

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The Byzantine and Sasanian Empires ca 565 c e
3
The last ByzantineSasanian War ca 610628 c e
26
Arabia ca 600 c e
28
Muhammad and the Believers Movement
39
The Expansion of the Community of Believers
90
Vlll
97
Early campaigns of expansion
120
The Struggle for Leadership of the Community
145
The civil wars
156
The Emergence of Islam
194
Later campaigns of expansion
199
The umma Document
227
Inscriptions in the Dome of the Rock Jerusalem
233
Glossary
257
Illustration Credits
265
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Fred M. Donner is Professor of Near Eastern History in the Oriental Institute and Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.

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