Islam Nabataeans

The final fanfare for the caliphs before the coming of the Mongol hordes. A manuscript miniature from al-Hariri’s Maqamat, showing the caliph’s mounted standard bearers

The Arabs before Islam: a rich, exotic history

30 March 2019 9:00 am

In his first book, published in 1977, Tim Mackintosh-Smith described mentioning the idea of travelling to Yemen while studying Arabic…