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1.1 Local Tradition. Madāʾin
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In Volume 3 | Part C, The Unification of Islamic Thought and the Flowering of Theology | Chapter 1, Baghdad

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Before it caught the caliph’s eye, Baghdad had been only a small village.1 The nearest larger place, nearer a…

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Josef van Ess, “1.1 Local Tradition. Madāʾin”, in: Theology and Society Online, Josef van Ess. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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