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Before and After Muhammad: The First Millennium Refocused

Garth Fowden


Islam emerged amid flourishing Christian and Jewish cultures, yet students of antiquity and the Middle Ages mostly ignore it. Despite intensive study of late antiquity over the last fifty years, even generous definitions of this period have reached only the eighth century, whereas Islam did not mature sufficiently to compare with Christianity or rabbinic Judaism until the tenth century. This book suggests a new way of thinking about the historical relationship between the scriptural monotheisms, integrating Islam into European and West Asian history. The book identifies the whole of the First ... More

Keywords: monotheism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, First Millennium, Eurasia, Greek philosophy, Roman law, late Antiquity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691158532
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691158532.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Garth Fowden, author
National Research Foundation