E3.2_Can We Ever Know What Really Happened at the Start of Islam?_Dr.Jessica Mutter
Join me as I conclude my discussion with Dr.Mutter. Arabization and the fall of languages. Hybrid religions in rural areas. When does conversion become religiously motivated? When does the apocalyptic fervor die down? Abdul Malik and the Apocalypse. Were Muslims ever seen as a sign of the Apocalypse by non-Muslims? What was the relationship between the rulers and the ruled? How did Muslims view non-Muslims? Arab superiority and the Abassid Revolution. Where did the designation "Muslim" come from? How accurately do the Muslim histories portray historical events? What is relied upon when writing the history of this period? What is a documentary source and what is a narrative source? What evidence do we have from the early time period of Islam's history? What types of histories do we have and how were they transmitted? Why can't we find enough historical texts from this time period? Revisionism. How do early non-Muslim sources depict Muslims and how do their depictions differ from the way Muslims depict themselves in later narrative sources? Where does the skepticism of Sirah and Hadith emerge from? Is the Sirah a valid way of knowing the life of the Prophet? What histories do historians rely on when they write textbooks on Islamic history? Advice for aspiring historians in the field of early-Islam.
Duration: 1 hr 22 min