Muhammad and the Empires of Faith: The Making of the Prophet of Islam (Hardcover)

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Muhammad and the Empires of Faith: The Making of the Prophet of Islam (Hardcover)

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In Muhammad and the Empires of Faith, Sean W. Anthony demonstrates how critical readings of non-Muslim and Muslim sources in tandem can breathe new life into the historical study of Muhammad and how his message transformed the world. By placing these sources within the intellectual and cultural world of Late Antiquity, Anthony offers a fresh assessment of the earliest sources for Muhammad’s life, taking readers on a grand tour of the available evidence, and suggests what new insights stand to be gained from the techniques and methods pioneered by countless scholars over the decades in a variety of fields. Muhammad and the Empires of Faith offers both an authoritative introduction to the multilayered traditions surrounding the life of Muhammad and a compelling exploration of how these traditions interacted with the broader landscape of Late Antiquity.

Sean W. Anthony is Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Ohio State University and author of The Caliph and the Heretic: Ibn Saba and the Origins of Shiism and Crucifixion and Death as Spectacle: Umayyad Crucifixion in its Late Antique Context.
Product Details ISBN: 9780520340411
ISBN-10: 0520340418
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: April 21st, 2020
Pages: 304
Language: English
"This carefully researched book provides a thorough analysis . . . [as well as] a new perspective on the study of Muhammad and makes a significant contribution to the scholarly literature. Recommended." 
— CHOICE

"This book should be required reading for any scholar or graduate student of early Islam or Late Antiquity."
— Journal of the American Academy of Religion