Muhammad: Islam's First Great General

Muhammad: Islam's First Great General

by Richard A Gabriel
     
 

That Muhammad succeeded as a prophet is undeniable; a prominent military historian now suggests that he might not have done so had he not also been a great soldier. Best known as the founder of a major religion, Muhammad was also Islam’s first great general. While there have been numerous accounts of Muhammad the Prophet, this is the first military biography

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Overview

That Muhammad succeeded as a prophet is undeniable; a prominent military historian now suggests that he might not have done so had he not also been a great soldier. Best known as the founder of a major religion, Muhammad was also Islam’s first great general. While there have been numerous accounts of Muhammad the Prophet, this is the first military biography of the man.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806138602
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Campaigns and Commanders Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
864,156
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


List of Maps     xi
Important Dates     xiii
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction     xvii
The Land of Arabia     3
The Strategic Setting     11
Arab Warfare     23
Muhammad     53
Insurgency     61
Battle of Badr     86
Battle of Uhud     108
Battle of the Ditch     131
Battles of Kheibar and Mu'ta     152
Conquest of Mecca     166
Battle of Hunayn     178
The Tabuk Expedition and the Death of Muhammad     191
Muhammad's Military Legacy     205
Notes     221
Bibliography     241
Index     245

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