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A history of the Islamic world

Author: Fred James Hill; Nicholas Awde
Publisher: New York : Hippocrene Books, ©2003.
Series: Illustrated histories (Hippocrene Books (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A compact history introduces Islamic civilization, outlining developments from Islam's beginnings in seventh-century Arabia to the present day.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred James Hill; Nicholas Awde
ISBN: 0781810159 9780781810159
OCLC Number: 53880221
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 221 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The rise of Islam. Cradle of Islam ; The Arab conquests and the age of empire ; The Abbasids and the rise of Baghdad ; Al-Andalus: Islam in Spain ; The mysticism of the Sufis ; The Crusades ; From Mongols to Mamluks ; Islam on the periphery: travels in Africa and Asia --
The age of the three great Muslim empires. The Ottomans ; The Safavids and Shi'ism: Persia reunified ; The Mughals in India --
Islam in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Creation of the nation-states ; Islam and the West: facing difficult times ; Afterword. The challenge of the future --
Key dates in Islamic history ; Key figures and dynasties in Islamic history ; Glossary of Islamic terms.
Series Title: Illustrated histories (Hippocrene Books (Firm))
Responsibility: Fred James Hill & Nicholas Awde.

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A compact history introduces Islamic civilization, outlining developments from Islam's beginnings in seventh-century Arabia to the present day.

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