Welcome colleagues! This site is designed to provide a central location for resources on the materials for the history of Early Islam and the Late Antique Near East. Among the institutional frameworks which have made this possible is the ERC-funded project, Embedding Conquest: Naturalising Muslim Rule in the Early Islamic Empire (600-1000), at Leiden University, but is not limited to the scope of the project, and collaboration is welcome. For more information visit the About page. There is also a discussion group connected to this site, where you can upload papers, events, and post questions by registering as a member of  humanities commons. For suggestions send an email with “Material Sources Website” in the subject line to the editors listed on the page in question, or Edmund Hayes: e.hayes@let.ru.nl