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Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam: Perspectives on Umayyad Elites

Alain George and Andrew Marsham


The Umayyads, the first Islamic dynasty, ruled over the largest empire that the world had seen, stretching from Spain in the west to the Indus Valley and Central Asia in the east. They played a crucial rule in the articulation of the new religion of Islam during the seventh and eighth centuries, shaping its public face, artistic expressions, and the state apparatus that sustained it. The present volume brings together a collection of essays that bring new light to this crucial period of world history, with a focus on the ways in which Umayyad elites fashioned and projected their image and how ... More

Keywords: Early Islam, Umayyads, Caliphate, Damascus, Jerusalem, Syria, Iraq, Islamic art, Islamic history, historiography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190498931
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190498931.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alain George, editor
University of Oxford

Andrew Marsham, editor
University of Cambridge

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