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Ancient tribes and peoples who lived in, and around the modern Arabian peninsula. Herodotus was acquainted with the Arabs of southern Palestine and the Sinai, and mentions the Arabs of the incense region. For classical authors the defining features of the Arabs (in the Bible as well) are nomadism, pastoralism, and the camel‐based caravan trade.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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