Umayyad Vocabulary on Administrative Objects from Palestine
Both history sources as well as archaeological objects tell us about the past of a place. The writing of the Islamic history started already during the third quarter of the seventh century by Syrian writers who wrote about the Islamic conquests. But those books have been lost, and they are only mentioned in treaties written in the 9th and 10th centuries (ELAD 2003). Historical sources writing about Umayyad Palestine are non-existing except for one Samaritan source that was written in Arabic in 1355 C.E. This source only seldom writes about other communities other then the Samaritans.
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Nitzan Amitai- Preiss, "Umayyad Vocabulary on Administrative Objects from Palestine", in Bruno Callegher e Arianna D'Ottone (a cura di): The 3rd Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coins, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2012, pp. 280-287.