Discovering Early Islamic Basra: the Origins and Development of Iraq’s Southern Metropolis

Petersen, Andrew and Northedge, Alastair and Stremke, Frank and Bates, Martin and Edwards, Ifan (2023) Discovering Early Islamic Basra: the Origins and Development of Iraq’s Southern Metropolis. Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World, 4 (1). pp. 119-142. ISSN 2666-6286

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This article reports on recent fieldwork at the site of the early Islamic city Basra, located fifteen kilometres to the southwest of the modern city. The article sets the site within the geographical and historical context of early Islamic Iraq with particular reference to Kufa and Wāsit. In addition, the article contains a review of previous archaeological research followed by a summary of the results from current fieldwork carried out by the authors. Finally, this text highlights the need for further fieldwork both to answer research questions and protect the valuable heritage of Iraq’s first Muslim city.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From Crossref journal articles via Jisc Publications Router ** History: ppub 30-11-2023; issued 30-11-2023.
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Humanities and Social Sciences
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Depositing User: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2023 13:54
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2023 13:54

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