The Expansion of the Early Islamic State

The Expansion of the Early Islamic State

by Fred M. Donner

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ISBN-13: 9781351890021
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Series: Formation of the Classical Islamic World
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 386
Sales rank: 1,024,727
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Fred M. Donner is Professor of Near Eastern History at the University of Chicago, USA

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; The art of war of the Arabs, and the supposed religious fervour of the Arab conquerors, Leone Caetani; Some critical and sociological remarks on the Arab conquest and the theories proposed on this, G.H. Bousquet; Observations on the nature and causes of the Arab conquest, G.H. Bousquet; The nomad as empire builder: a comparison of the Arab and Mongol conquests, John J. Saunders; The Arab expansion: the military problem, Marius Canard; The first expansion of Islam: factors of thrust and containment, Gustave E. von Grunebaum; The conquest, Christian Décobert; Another orientalist's remarks concerning the Pirenne thesis, Andrew S. Ehrenkreutz; Initial Byzantine reactions to the Arab conquest, Walter E. Kaegi; Only a change of masters? The Christians of Iran and the Muslim conquest, Stephen Gerö; An apocalyptic vision of Islamic history, Bernard Lewis; The legendary Futuh literature, Rudi Paret; On the relationship in the Caliphate between central power and the provinces: the 'Sulh'-''Anwa' traditions in Egypt and Iraq, Albrecht Noth; Ibn Abdelhakam and the conquest of North Africa, Robert Brunschwig; The birth of Islam in the Holy Land, Moshe Sharon; Isfahan-Nihawand. A source-critical study of early Islamic historiography, Albrecht Noth; Centralized authority and military autonomy in the early Islamic conquests, Fred McGraw Donner; The conquest of Khuzistan: a historiographical reassessment, Chase F. Robinson; Syriac views of emergent Islam, S.P. Brock; Index.

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