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Title: Roads and Stations in Southern Bilâd al-Shâm in the 7th and 8th Centuries
Author(s): FRENKEL, Yehoshu'a
Journal: ARAM Periodical
Volume: 8 Issue: 1 Date: 1996
The aim of the present study is to compile a list of locations in southern Bilâd al-Shâm (namely Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan) in the seventh and eighth centuries which presumably served as stations along the desert roads in that area. It is based on Arabic sources which describe the history of the emerging Islamic Caliphate. These are descriptions in the standard Arabic sources of the expeditions (maghâzî) of the Prophet Muḫammad and of the initial conquests (al-futûÌat al-‘umariyya) during the reign the Râshidûn (the four Rightly Guided Caliphs).