By Nancy Khalek
Even as overdue old sorts of faith and tradition endured, the formation of Islamic identification was once tormented by the folks who built, lived in, and narrated the historical past in their urban. Khalek attracts at the facts of structure and the testimony of pilgrims, biographers, geographers, and historians to make clear this means of identification formation. delivering a clean method of the early Islamic interval, she strikes the examine of Islamic origins past a spotlight on problems with authenticity and textual feedback, and initiates an interdisciplinary discourse on narrative, storytelling, and the interpretations of fabric culture.
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