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Yaṯrib
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(Qurʾan 33,13; Ἰάθριππα/Iáthrippa in Steph. Byz. 321,13; corrupted as Λαθρίππα/Lathríppa in Ptol. 6,7,31), modern Medina.

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I. Pre-Islamic period

Ancient oasis settlement of economic significance in western central Arabia on the Incense Road. The Babylonian king Nabonidus set out from Tayma c. 550 BC on campaigns in the course of which he also conquered Y. Y. is mentioned in 3rd-cent. BC name lists in the Minaean capital Qarnāwu (Minaei). From the 1st century AD until the advent of Islam, …

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Müller, Walter W. (Marburg/Lahn) and Schönig, Hanne (Halle/Saale), “Yaṯrib”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12213960>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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