Contextual Readings of religious Statements in early Islamic Inscriptions

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An examination of the earliest Arabic inscriptions with particular emphasis on statements of faith. It is argued that a full interpretation must take into account visual and material components of inscriptions as well as their locations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Study of Islamic Origins:
Subtitle of host publicationNew Perspectives and Contexts
EditorsMette Mortensen
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783110675498
ISBN (Print)9783110675436
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

Marcus Milwright, ‘Contextual Readings of religious Statements in early Islamic Inscriptions,’ in Mette Bjerregaard Mortensen, Guillaume Dye, Isaac Oliver, and Tommaso Tesei, eds, The study of Islamic Origins: New Perspectives and Contexts, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – Tension, Transmission, and Transformation 15 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021), pp. 275¬–96.


  • Inscriptions
  • Epigraphy
  • Middle East
  • Islam
  • Arabia
  • Qur'an

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