Kirill Dmitriev is Lecturer in Arabic at the University of St Andrews, UK. His primary research focuses on the study of classical Arabic language and literature, the historical semantics of the Arabic language and the religious history of the Arab world. He also has a strong interest in comparative literary and cultural studies, as well as Digital Humanities. He is co-founder of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities and Principal Investigator in the research project ‘Language-Philology-Culture. Arab Cultural Semantics in Transition’ (European Research Council). Kirill Dmitriev holds a PhD degree in Classical Arabic Literature from the Free University Berlin, Germany.
This volume explores aspects of religious culture in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Arabian Peninsula across Late Antiquity – the period of dynamic and historically crucial developments, culminating in the emergence of Islam. While it would be impossible to provide an exhaustive examination of the topic in a single volume, it is the main aim of this book to further stimulate scholarly research on the Late Antique context of the origins of Islam and the history of early Arab-Muslim culture.
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