Donner was born in Washington, D. Army , seeing duty with U. Army Security Agency in Herzogenaurach , Germany in Bacharach Service Award in He responds in particular to the theory of late canonization of the Qur'an proposed by John Wansbrough and Yehuda D. Donner's book Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam , an account of the early years of the spiritual movement that would come to be known as Islam, was published by Harvard University Press in May
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In this contribution to the ongoing debate on the nature and causes of the Islamic conquests in Syria and Iraq during the sixth and seventh centuries, Fred Donner argues for a necessary distinction between the causes of the conquests, the causes of their success, and the causes of the subsequent Arab migrations to the Fertile Crescent.
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Additional Information. Originally published in Table of Contents. Cover Download Save contents. Contents pp. Preface pp. Note on Transliterations pp. Abbreviations pp. List of Maps p. Chronological Table p. Introduction pp.
State and Society in Pre-Islamic Arabia pp. The Foundations of the Islamic Conquest pp. The Conquest of Syria pp. The Conquest of Iraq pp. Military Organization, Migration, and Settlement pp. Conclusions pp. Epilogue pp. Notes pp. Appendices p. Note to the Appendices p. Appendix A. Appendix B. Marj al-Suffar p. Appendix C. Appendix D. Members of Khahd's Army in Iraq pp. Appendix E. Central Iraq—Second Phase pp. Appendix F. Campaigns in Central Iraq—Transitional Phase pp.
Appendix G. Appendix H. Participants at Siege of Al-Mada'in pp. Appendix J. Appendix K. Army in Southern Iraq—Second Phase pp. Appendix L. Army in Southern Iraq—Third Phase pp. Appendix M. Appendix N. Appendix O.
Bibliography pp. Index of Traditionists Mentioned in Notes and Appendices pp. General Index pp. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Eliot Prose. Contact Contact Us Help.
The Early Islamic Conquests