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The great Arab conquests : how the spread of Islam changed the world we live in

Author: Hugh Kennedy
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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Examines the history of the great Islamic expansion, reveals how the Arab armies were able to overcome almost everything in their path, and brings to light the unique characteristics of Islamic settlement in new lands and the conversion to Islam of vast populations.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Kennedy
ISBN: 9780306815850 0306815850
OCLC Number: 154699030
Description: viii, 421 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Remembrance of things past --
The foundations of conquest --
The conquest of Syria and Palestine --
The conquest of Iraq --
The conquest of Egypt --
The conquest of Iran --
Into the Maghreb --
Crossing the Oxus --
The road to Samarqand --
Furthest east and furthest west --
The war at sea --
Voices of the conquered.
Responsibility: Hugh Kennedy.
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From a leading expert in Arabic history, an engaging history of the great Islamic expansion that carved out an empire from Spain to Asia  Read more...

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"Saudi Aramco World"<br> "A lively tour d'horizon of the Muslim world circa 750...Each section's tight geographical focus and ample bibliography make this a helpful guide."<br><p> Read more...

 
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