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The significance of this assortment lies in its origins: for the 1st time, best Saudi Arabian historians have created a background of the Arabian Peninsula which analyzes that background from an inner Arabian point of view. The booklet explores the unique Bedouin payment of the zone, the improvement of the main city parts of Arabia throughout the Umayyad interval, the socio-political and fiscal advancements within the Hijad and Najd as much as the eighteenth century into the trendy period and the increase and improvement of the Saudi nation. This ebook makes an enormous contribution to our realizing of the heritage of the Arabian Peninusla, now not least since it presents a point of view from and a style of its neighborhood origins.
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Ibn Ḥawqal, Ṣūrat al-arḍ, pp. 195–200. Yāqūt, Muʿjam, IV, p. 219. Ibn ʿAbd al-Ḥakam, Futūḥ Miṣr, p. 1 16. Al-Yaʿqūbī, Tārīkh, p. 234. Al-Birrī, Qabāʾil, p. 52. See also Ibn Ḥawqal, Ṣūrat al-arḍ, p. 141. On the building of villages, digging of wells, the arrival of migrations of Rabīʿa 39 A H ISTORY OF THE A RABIAN P ENINSULA tribes to Aswan and Sawākin, see al-Maqrīzī, al-Bayān wa-al-iʿrab ʿammā bi-arḍ Miṣr min al-Aʿ rāb (ed. Ibrāhīm Ramzī, Cairo, 1916), p. 48. 123. ʿAbd al-Wāḥid Dhannūn Ṫāhā, al-Fatḥ wa-al-istiqrār al-ʿArabī al-Islāmī fī shamāl Ifrīqiya wa-al-Andalus (Baghdad, 1982), pp.
We have no doubt that Banū Ḥanīfa represented the majority of the 7,000 men ascribed to Bakr ibn Wāʾil. ) Our suggestion is supported by a speech by the governor Qutayba ibn Muslim al-Bāhilī addressing the tribes of Bakr ibn Wāʾil when he decided to withdraw his allegiance to Sulaymān ibn ʿAbd al-Malik in 86/705: 27 A H ISTORY OF THE A RABIAN P ENINSULA ‘O men of Bakr ibn Wāʾil! O people of arrogance, lies and avarice! Which of your two days do you celebrate: your day of war, or your day of peace!
Ashtor believed that the entire Middle East witnessed extensive migrations from agricultural villages to towns, and probably to other new areas, and that migration continued in dif ferent degrees from the first to fifth/seventh to eleventh centuries ( al-Tārīkh al-iqtiṣādī, p. 219). 48. Ibn al-Athīr, Kāmil, III, p. 352. 49. Al-Balādhurī, Futūḥ, pp. 128, 151; Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf al-Kindī, al-Wulāt wa-al-quḍāt (ed. Rhuvon Guest, Beirut, 1908), p. 364. Ashtor discussed this point usefully and extensively; see al-Tārīkh al-iqtiṣādī, p.