1. An introduction to the study of Pre-Islamic Arabia; 2. North Arabia between the late third and the fifth century: borders and conversions; 3. A Late Antique Kingdom's conversion: Jews and sympathizers in South Arabia; 4. The shape of the sixth century I: the South; 5. The shape of the sixth century II: the North; 6. The Hijazi Islam: narratives and frameworks re-examined.
Explores the composite cultural and political milieu of pre-Islamic Arabia, situating its history within the broader late antique context.
VALENTINA A. GRASSO is an Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of America. She was previously Visiting Assistant Professor at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, and an affiliate member of the ERC project 'The Qur'an as a Source for Late Antiquity'.