Chapter 32. The Early Caliphate and the Inheritance of Late Antiquity (c. AD 610–c. AD 750)

  1. Philip Rousseau
  1. Andrew Marsham Lecturer

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch32

A Companion to Late Antiquity

A Companion to Late Antiquity

How to Cite

Marsham, A. (2009) The Early Caliphate and the Inheritance of Late Antiquity (c. AD 610–c. AD 750), in A Companion to Late Antiquity (ed P. Rousseau), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch32

Editor Information

  1. Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Early Christian Studies, The Catholic University of America, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119801

Online ISBN: 9781444306101

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Keywords:

  • early Caliphate and Late Antique inheritance;
  • early Islamic polity - cultural resilience and self-confidence of Arab-Muslims;
  • caliphate in Late Antiquity and West Arabian origins of Islam;
  • Roman basileus and Iranian shahanshah;
  • place of the Hijaz in the Late Antique World and rise of Islam;
  • Caliphate and public expression of authority;
  • early Islamic polity and primary function of taxation;
  • caliphate - direct inheritor of legacy of Late Antiquity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Place of the Hijaz in the Late Antique World, and the Rise of Islam

  • The Caliphate and the Public Expression of Authority

  • Taxation

  • Settlement Patterns and Social Change

  • Conclusions

  • Bibliographical Note