Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palestinae

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Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palestinae
Author: Moshe Sharon
Publisher: Brill Academic
Publication date: 2009
ISBN: 9004170855
Number of pages: 253
Format / Quality: PDF-searchable/good
Size: 4.7 MB

Western Palestine is extremely rich in Arabic inscriptions , whose dates range from as early as CE 150 until modern times . Most of the inscriptions date from the Islamic period , for under Islam the country gained particular religious and strategic importance , even though it made up only part of the larger province of Syria .
This historical importance is clearly reflected in the hundreds of inscriptiions , the texts of which cover a variety of topics : construction , dedication , religious endowments , epitaphs , Qu’ranic texts , prayers and invocations , all now assembled in the Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palestine (CIAP).

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