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By Averil Cameron

This quantity displays the large upsurge of curiosity within the close to East and early Islam presently occurring between historians of overdue antiquity. even as, Islamicists and Qur'anic students also are more and more trying to position the lifetime of Muhammad and the Qur'an in a overdue old history. Averil Cameron, herself one of many prime students of overdue antiquity and Byzantium, has selected 11 key articles that jointly provide a rounded photo of an important traits in past due vintage scholarship over the past a long time, and supply a coherent context for the emergence of the hot faith. a considerable advent, with a close bibliography, surveys the current country of the sector, in addition to discussing a few contemporary subject matters in Qur'anic and early Islamic scholarship from the perspective of a overdue vintage historian. the amount additionally offers a useful advent to fresh scholarship, making transparent the ferment of spiritual switch that was once happening around the close to East earlier than, in the course of and after the life of Muhammad. will probably be crucial analyzing for Islamicists and past due vintage scholars and students alike.

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