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Arabs and Empires before Islam$
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Greg Fisher

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199654529

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.001.0001

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The Archaeological Evidence for the Jafnids and the Naṣrids

The Archaeological Evidence for the Jafnids and the Naṣrids

(p.172) 4 The Archaeological Evidence for the Jafnids and the Naṣrids
Arabs and Empires before Islam

Denis Genequand

Oxford University Press

This chapter offers a broad and balanced perspective on the material record for the Jafnid and Naṣrid dynasties. The chapter also examines the archaeological evidence for the ‘city’ of al-Ḥīra in Iraq, and (in conjunction with Chapter 8) explores the relationship between the archaeological and literary evidence for the Jafnid reputation as builders.

Keywords:   Near Eastern archaeology, Nitl, al-Ḥīra, Jafnids, Naṣrids, Tall al-ʿUmayrī, Syria, Jordan, Arabia

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