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Durham University

Department of Archaeology

Research Postgraduates

Publication details for Dr Derek Kennet

Kennet, D. (2005). On the eve of Islam: archaeological evidence from Eastern Arabia. Antiquity 79(303): 107-118.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

What was the archaeological context of the rise of Islam in Arabia? The author uses new work from Eastern Arabia to show that the advent of Islam coincided with the decline of the Sasanian hegemony and one of Arabia's least affluent periods in 3500 years of history.