Parution : B. Ulrich, “Arabs in the Early Islamic Empire” (à paraître)
Arabs in the Early Islamic Empire
Exploring al-Azd Tribal Identity
Explores what tribal identity meant to Arabs at different stages of the caliphate’s evolution
Examining a single broad tribal identity – al-Azd – from the immediate pre-Islamic period into the early Abbasid era, this book notes the ways it was continually refashioned over that time. It explores the ways in which the rise of the early Islamic empire influenced the peoples of the Arabian Peninsula who became a core part of it, and examines the connections between the kinship societies and the developing state of the early caliphate. This helps us to understand how what are often called ‘tribal’ forms of social organisation identity conditioned its growth and helped shape what became its common elite culture.
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