The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632-750

The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632-750

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by David Nicolle
     
 

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Few military campaigns in history have been as dramatic, as successful, or as far-reaching as the early Islamic conquests. Emerging from a tribal area of Arabia sandwiched between two great empires, the forces of the new religion soon destroyed one empire and humbled another. Within a century, the Islamic realm had borders with France in the west and with India and

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Few military campaigns in history have been as dramatic, as successful, or as far-reaching as the early Islamic conquests. Emerging from a tribal area of Arabia sandwiched between two great empires, the forces of the new religion soon destroyed one empire and humbled another. Within a century, the Islamic realm had borders with France in the west and with India and China in the east, and this new civilization was on the cusp of a great 'Golden Age' of cultural and scientific blossoming. Yet although Islam's early conquests rank with those of Alexander the Great and the Roman Caesars, its achievements have arguably outlasted both, with large parts of the world still retaining the language, influences and religion that the conquests brought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780969985
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/20/2012
Series:
Essential Histories , #71
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
893,718
File size:
34 MB
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Meet the Author


Born in 1944, David Nicolle worked in the BBC's Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written numerous books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. The author lives in Leicestershire, UK.

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