The Islamization of the Holy Land, 634-1800

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From the seventh century onwards the population of the Near East gradually became Muslim. Nevertheless, other religious communities continued to exist, maintaining an enduring presence in the region, despite being surrounded by Muslims and by people becoming Muslims. this book argues that the causes that led to the conversion of most of the Holy Land's population, as well as the survival of some religious communities, are essentially social and geographic in nature, rather than theological, and that two parallel processes were the main catalysts of Islamization: de-urbanization and urbanization.-- back cover.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeeds
PublisherArc Humanities Press
Number of pages152
ISBN (Electronic)9781802700312
ISBN (Print)9781641892223
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameMedieval Islamicate world

Bibliographical note

Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Conversion -- Islam -- History
  • Islam -- Eretz Israel -- History
  • Eretz Israel -- History -- 638-1917
  • Eretz Israel -- Religion


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