Money, Power and Politics in Early Islamic Syria

Author(s): 
Haldon, John
ISBN: 
9780754668497
Date published: 
August 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

The transformation of the eastern provinces of the Roman empire from the middle of the seventh century CE under the impact of Islam has attracted a good deal of scholarly attention in recent years, and as more archaeological material becomes available, has been subject to revision and rethinking in ways that radically affect what we know or understand about the area, about state-building and the economy and society of the early Islamic world, and about issues such as urbanisation, town-country relations, the ways in which a different religious culture impacted on the built environment, and about politics.