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The sacred history of early Islamic Medina: the prophet, caliphs, scholars and the town's Ḥaram

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This thesis investigates the emergence of Medina in the Ḥijāz as a widely-venerated holy city over the first three Islamic centuries (seventh to ninth centuries CE) within the appropriate historical context, with special attention paid to the town’s ḥaram. It focuses in particular upon the roles played by the Prophet Muḥammad, Umayyad and Abbasid caliphs, and early Islamic legal scholars in this development. It shows that Medina’s emergence as a widely-venerated holy city alongside Mecca was ...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2011-06-30

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