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VI Die Bevölkerung

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This chapter presents an overview on the population in al-Ḥīra. In contrast to the nearby towns of Edessa and Hatra, where an Arab dynasty reigned over an Aramaic majority, al-Ḥīra was a majority of Arabs inhabited city, and it was also perceived from outside. The Arabs of al-Ḥīra participated in this Arab "nation of culture" part and felt the Bedouins of the Peninsula, even though they do not live nomadic. With all the emphasis on the "Arab identity" of al-Ḥīra it is still assumed a heterogeneous urban population, which was the result of long process of assimilation, in which immigrant Arabs were merged with the Aramaic indigenous peasant population. The chapter discusses the Arabs and Persians in the al-Ḥīra. The Persians were lived in the town of the al-Ḥīra. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: al-Ḥīra; Arab dynasty; Arabs; Persians; population

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