Jarash in the Islamic Ages (c. 700–1200 CE): A critical review

Rune Rattenborg, Louise Blanke

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To Alan Walmsley, at sixty-five

Jarash (also Jerash, Greek Gerasa) ranks among the principal urban centres of Late Antique and Early Islamic Jordan. Despite being one of the most intensively investigated urban sites within the region, the history of Jarash during the Islamic ages, in particular after the massive earthquake of 749, remains a topic of profound disagreement. Drawing on previously unpublished data from recent excavation projects, we present here a critical review of the settlement history of Jarash from 700–1200 CE, emphasizing the resilience of local communities and the impact of long-term economic and social trends.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-332
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2017

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Jordan
  • Early Islamic
  • Middle Islamic
  • urban change
  • social resilience


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