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Arabia, pre-Islamiclocked

  • D. T. Potts,
  • J. Schmidt,
  • Paolo M. Costa
  •  and Alessandro De Maigret

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Region in which diverse cultures and civilizations flourished from c. 4500 bc to the rise of Islam in the early 7th century ac. Throughout history the term Arabia has varied according to changing political and cultural conditions. In this article it denotes the Arabian peninsula as far north as the borders of Jordan and Iraq. For regions north of this modern boundary ...

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