The Koran and the Scimitar - Mohammed, the Birth of Islam, and the Expansion of the Caliphate [NOOK Book]

The Koran and the Scimitar - Mohammed, the Birth of Islam, and the Expansion of the Caliphate

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Overview

Contents:

Arabia before Islam
Mecca c. 570
Doctrine of the Koran
Opposition of the Meccans
Mohammed reduced to straits
The Converts from Medina 616-620
The Emigration
Legislation of the Koran
624 Battle of Badr
Battle of Uhud 625
625-627 Punishment of the Banu-n-Nadir
628 Expansion of Islam
629 Battle of Muta
Capture of Mecca 630
Expedition to Tabuk 630-632
Historical Aspect of Islam
632 Abu Bakr's Election
Mohammed's Burial 632
632 The Ridda War
Khalid's Arabian Campaign 632
632 Consequences of the Ridda War
Khalid on the Euphrates 604-632
632-635 Khalid's Raid into Syria
First Victory in Syria 633-634
634 Battle of Ajnadain
No longer Raids but Conquest 634-635
635-636 Battle of the Yarmuk
Abu Ubaida as Commander-in-chief 636-646
First battles against Persia 635-639
637-641 Fall of Ctesiphon
Conquest of Persia 641-652
631-640 Egypt before the Conquest
Alexandria rises and is retaken 642-652
642-711 Wars in Armenia
Attacks on Constantinople 644-717
644-655 Otman
656-658 Ali and Muawiya
Muawiya Caliph 660-680
680-683 Murder of Husain at Karbala
Civil War 683-685
685-705 Organization of the Arabian Empire
705-744 Later Umayyad Caliphs
Occupation of Alexandria 640-643
643-664 Attacks on Byzantine Africa
Pacification of Africa 698-703
708-711 Invasion of Spain
712-718 Crossing of the Pyrenees. Battle of Tours 718-759
741-7451 Fall of the Umayyads
Muslim Kingdoms in Northern Africa 754-800
740-827 Conquest of Sicily
845-849 Attack on Rome
Successes of Louis II 852-875
989-1042 Decline of the Muslims in Sicily
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012940919
  • Publisher: Paul Dalen
  • Publication date: 6/9/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 855,302
  • File size: 109 KB

Meet the Author

Bury was born and raised in Clontibret, County Monaghan, where his father was Rector of the Anglican Church of Ireland. He was educated first by his parents and then at Foyle College in Derry and Trinity College in Dublin, where he graduated in 1882 and was made a fellow in 1885, at the age of 24. In 1893 he gained a chair in Modern History at Trinity College, which he held for nine years. In 1898 he was appointed Regius Professor of Greek, also at Trinity, a post he held simultaneously with his history professorship.[1] In 1902 he became Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University.

At Cambridge, Bury became mentor to the great medievalist Sir Steven Runciman, who later commented that he had been Bury's "first, and only, student." At first the reclusive Bury tried to brush him off; then, when Runciman mentioned that he could read Russian, Bury gave him a stack of Bulgarian articles to edit, and so their relationship began. Bury was the author of the first truly authoritative biography of Saint Patrick (1905).

Bury remained at Cambridge until his death at the age of 65 in Rome. He is buried in the Protestant Cemetery in Rome.

Writings

Bury's writings, on subjects ranging from ancient Greece to the 19th-century papacy, are at once scholarly and accessible to the layman. His two works on the philosophy of history elucidated the Victorian ideals of progress and rationality which undergirded his more specific histories. He also led a revival of Byzantine history, which English-speaking historians, following Edward Gibbon, had largely neglected. He contributed to, and was himself the subject of an article in, the 1911 Encyclop├Ždia Britannica. With Frank Adcock and S. A. Cook he edited the Cambridge Ancient History, launched in 1919.
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