Robert G. Hoyland


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Professor Hoyland read Oriental Studies at Oxford University, where he subsequently wrote a doctoral thesis on non-Muslim accounts of the rise of Islam (Seeing Islam as Others saw it, 1997). The emergence of Islamic civilization has remained a key focus of his research and is the subject of his latest book (In God’s Path: the Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empire, 2014). The desire to better understand this phenomenon has led him down many different avenues of study: pre-Islamic Arabia (Arabia and the Arabs, 2001), epigraphy (“The Content and Context of Early Arabic Inscriptions”, 1997), papyrology (“The earliest attestation of the Dhimma of God and His Messenger and the rediscovery of P. Nessana 77”, 2014) and the late antiq ...more

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In God's Path: The Arab Con...

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Seeing Islam as Others Saw ...

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Arabia and the Arabs

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Theophilus of Edessa's Chro...

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Medieval Islamic Swords and...

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Muslims and Others in Early...

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Writing the Biography of th...

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