The religious landscape of the late pre-Islamic Hijaz: a view from the epigraphy

This lecture by Prof Ahmad Al-Jallad, and moderated by Michael Macdonald, will present new epigraphic discoveries from the late 5th to early 7th century Hijaz. Prof Al-Jallad will discuss religious continuities and transformations that occurred in this period and their implications on our understanding of the background of Islam.

Ahmad Al-Jallad did his doctoral work at Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He currently researches the languages, writing systems, and cultures of pre-Islamic Arabia and is the Sofia Chair of Arabic at the Ohio State University. He is the author of The Religion and Rituals of the Nomads of Pre-Islamic Arabia: A reconstruction based on the Safaitic inscriptions, among other works.

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