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Book: Capitalizing Jerusalem

Chapter: South Arabian Development in the Late Period of Mu’awiya’s Reign

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.35924


Chapter 15 is a brief chapter including Mu’awiya’s monumental development of South Arabia. This is mainly included to counter the arguments of the 9th and 10th century Abbasid narratives and Hadith that claim that once Mu’awiya left the region of Mecca, that he never returned. Inscriptions in his name and properties owned and maintained directly contradict this assertion.

Chapter Contributors

  • Beatrice St. Laurent ( - bstlaurent) 'Bridgewater State University'
  • Isam Awwad ( - isamawwad) 'Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem'