Christians and Others in the Umayyad State by Antoine Borrut, Fred M. Donner

By Antoine Borrut, Fred M. Donner

The papers during this first quantity of the hot Oriental Institute sequence LAMINE are derived from a convention entitled “Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians within the Umayyad State,” held on the collage of Chicago on June 17–18, 2011. The target of the convention was once to deal with an easy query: simply what function did non-Muslims play within the operations of the Umayyad country? It has constantly been transparent that the Umayyad kin (r. 41–132/661–750) ruled populations within the quickly increasing empire that have been overwhelmingly composed of non-Muslims — commonly Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians — and the prestige of these non-Muslim groups below Umayyad rule, and extra commonly in early Islam, has been mentioned regularly for greater than a century. 8 papers tackle a variety of elements of the interactions between Muslims and non-Muslims within the Umayyad nation.

This new Oriental Institute sequence — overdue old and Medieval Islamic close to East (LAMINE) — goals to post a number of scholarly works, together with monographs, edited volumes, serious textual content variations, translations, stories of corpora of files — briefly, any paintings that provides an important contribution to realizing the close to East among approximately 2 hundred and a thousand CE.

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