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This is the first comprehensive history of Palestine from the Muslim conquest in 634 to that of the Crusaders in 1099.

Against a backdrop of the political and military events of this period, Professor Gil portrays the everyday life of Palestine. He looks at its economic activities including agriculture, exports and tax, as well as the religious status of Jerusalem and the
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Paperback, 996 pages
Published October 14th 2010 by Cambridge University Press (first published February 28th 1992)
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Description: This was the first comprehensive history of Palestine from the Muslim conquest in 634 to that of the Crusaders in 1099. It is a 1992 translation and revised version of volume I of Palestine During the First Muslim Period which was published in Hebrew in 1983 and presents an authoritative survey of the early mediaeval Islamic and Jewish worlds. Based on an impressive array of sources including documents from the Cairo Geniza collection, the author examines the lives of the Jewish, Ch ...more
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A scholarly and somewhat dry history of the Land of Israel in what is known as the Arab or Early Muslim era. Moshe Gil was one of Shelomo Goitein's grad students, so we are immersed throughout the narrative in the Cairo Geniza documents, with long Arabic patronymics and various business arrangements described in excruciating detail. The various ethnic and religious communities and factions that were players in the country back in those days are thoroughly covered, as well as the power struggles ...more
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