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By Alan Walmsley

After greater than a century of overlook, a profound revolution is happening within the approach archaeology addresses and translates advancements within the social background of early Islamic Syria-Palestine. This concise e-book deals an leading edge review of social and fiscal advancements in Syria-Palestine almost immediately earlier than, and within the centuries after, the Islamic enlargement (the later 6th to the early 9th century AD), drawing on a variety of new proof from fresh archaeological paintings. Alan Walmsley demanding situations traditional motives for social swap with the coming of Islam, arguing for huge cultural and fiscal continuity instead of devastation and unrelenting decline. a lot new, and more and more non-elite, architectural facts and an ever-growing corpus of fabric tradition point out that Syria-Palestine entered a brand new age of social richness within the early Islamic interval, no matter if the profits have been chronologically and locally uneven.

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