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Author Anthony, Sean W., author.

Title Muhammad and the empires of faith : the making of the prophet of Islam / Sean William Anthony
Published Oakland, California University of California Press [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 287 pages) illustrations
Contents Introduction : the making of the historical Muḥammad -- The earliest evidence -- Muḥammad the merchant -- The beginnings of the corpus -- The letters of 'Urwah ibn al-Zubayr -- The court impulse -- Prophecy and empires of faith -- Muḥammad and Cædmon -- Epilogue : The future of the historical Muḥammad
Summary "This work offers a fresh assessment of the sources for the prophet Muhammad's life, integrating the earliest non-Muslim and documentary sources with the earliest prophetic biographies written in Arabic during the eighth-ninth centuries C.E. By placing these sources within the intellectual and cultural world of Late Antiquity, the author carves out a methodological approach to studying the historical Muhammad that, though reliant on the methods of critical historical scholarship, strikes a balance between revisionist historical skepticism and naïve historical realism"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Sources
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019035331
ISBN 0520974522