9. Jewish and Christian Poets before Islam
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1. The Jewish colonies in the northern Hijaz were most probably founded by refugees from Palestine after the crushing of their revolt by the Roman emperors Titus and Hadrian. Even though they had been completely Arabised and had also adopted members of authentic Arab tribes into their midst they remained connected to their country of origin not only by their written …

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Carl Brockelmann, “9. Jewish and Christian Poets before Islam”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_111090>
First published online: 2017

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