The Archaeological Evidence for the Jafnids and the Naṣrids

Denis Genequand

in Arabs and Empires before Islam

Published in print July 2015 | ISBN: 9780199654529
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191801433 | DOI:
The Archaeological Evidence for the Jafnids and the Naṣrids

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This chapter offers a broad and balanced perspective on the material record for the Jafnid and Naṣrid dynasties. The chapter also examines the archaeological evidence for the ‘city’ of al-Ḥīra in Iraq, and (in conjunction with Chapter 8) explores the relationship between the archaeological and literary evidence for the Jafnid reputation as builders.

Keywords: Near Eastern archaeology; Nitl; al-Ḥīra; Jafnids; Naṣrids; Tall al-ʿUmayrī; Syria; Jordan; Arabia

Chapter.  16937 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE)

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