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Midterm Study Guide -trends in religion in late antiquity – what was changing and why? -why does monotheism lead to universalism? -the issue of religious identity -characteristics of, and relationship between Byzantine and Sasanian Empires -concepts of political authority – the relationship between religion and political rule -role of the Lahkmids and Ghassanids -the Council of Chalcedon, monophysites vs. diophysites  -religion and society in pre-Islamic Arabia (“The Daughters of Allah/Hubal;” the role of the ka`ba;  those who were called  hanifiyya ) -political authority in Arabia – tribal, de-centralized, according to the oath of allegiance ( bay`a ) -character of the Qur’an – Meccan vs. Medinan verses  -the Hijra -Arabian identity of early Islam – what was Arabian or tribal, and what was new about early  Islam? -the 
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course HISTORY 508:201 taught by Professor Russell-jones during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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