The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates: The Islamic Near East from the 6th to the 11th Century / Edition 2

The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates: The Islamic Near East from the 6th to the 11th Century / Edition 2

by Hugh Kennedy, Karl Barbir
     
 

ISBN-10: 0582405254

ISBN-13: 9780582405257

Pub. Date: 02/03/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Based on original Arabic sources, the new edition of this well-established text has been comprehensively revised. The book covers the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, through the great days of the Ummayad and Abbasid Caliphates (8th-10th centuries), to the period of political fragmentation which followed it when Islam lost its core unity, never to be

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Overview

Based on original Arabic sources, the new edition of this well-established text has been comprehensively revised. The book covers the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, through the great days of the Ummayad and Abbasid Caliphates (8th-10th centuries), to the period of political fragmentation which followed it when Islam lost its core unity, never to be recovered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582405257
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/03/2004
Series:
A History of the Near East Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
542,298
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1:The matrix of the Muslim world: the near East in the early seventh century 2: The Birth of the Islamic State 3: Conquest and division in the time of the Rashidun Caliphs 4: The Umayyad Caliphate 5: The early 'Abbasid Caliphate' 6: The Middle 'Abbasid caliphate 7: The structure of politics in the Muslim commonwealth 8: The Buyid confederation 9: The Kurds 10: The Hamdanids 11: Bedouin political movements and dynasties 12: Early Islamic Egypt and the Fatimid empire

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