The Islamization of the Holy Land, 634–1800
Title
The Islamization of the Holy Land, 634–1800
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€ 98,99
ISBN
9781802700312
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Number of pages
161
Language
English
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15.2 x 22.9 cm
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Introduction

Coastal Plan

Galilee

Samaria

Judea and Jerusalem

Negev

Discussion and Conclusions

Landscape Islamization

Summary

Bibliography

Michael Ehrlich

The Islamization of the Holy Land, 634–1800

From the seventh century onwards the population of the Near East gradually became Muslim. Nevertheless, other religious communities continued to exist, maintaining an enduring presence in the region, despite being surrounded by Muslims and by people becoming Muslims.

This book argues that the causes that led to the conversion of most of the Holy Land's population, as well as the survival of some religious communities, are essentially social and geographic in nature, rather than theological, and that two parallel processes were the main catalysts of Islamization: de-urbanization and urbanization.
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Author

Michael Ehrlich

Michael Ehrlich is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Bar-Ilan University. His research focuses on historical geography in the medieval Middle East.