Arabs and empires before islam edited by greg fisher the only volume to provide a rich and detailed anthology of sources for the history of arabs in the near east and middle east in the pre islamic period. The most recent detailed study of pre islamic arabia is arabs and empires before islam published by oxford university press in 2015 this book collects a diverse range of ancient texts and inscriptions for the history especially of the northern region during this time period. Arabs and empires before islam gathers together a host of material never before collected into a single volume some of which appears in english translation for the very first time and provides a single point of reference for a vibrant and dynamicarea of research read more specifications. Arabs and empires before islam collates nearly 250 translated extracts from an extensive array of ancient sources which from a variety of different perspectives illuminate the history of the arabs before the emergence of islam drawn from a broad period between the eighth century bc and themiddle ages the sources include texts written in greek latin syriac persian and arabic . The arabs before islam a rich exotic history the resulting arab empire and the creation of the caliphate first in damascus and then baghdad is described by drawing on a wide range of
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