skip to content
In God's path : the Arab conquests and the creation of an Islamic empire Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

In God's path : the Arab conquests and the creation of an Islamic empire

Author: Robert G Hoyland
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Series: Ancient warfare and civilization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In just over a hundred years -- from the death of Muhammad in 632 to the beginning of the Abbasid Caliphate in 750 -- the followers of the Prophet swept across the whole of the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain. Their armies threatened states as far flung as the Franks in Western Europe and the Tang Empire in China. The conquered territory was larger than the Roman Empire at its greatest expansion, and it was  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G Hoyland
ISBN: 9780199916368 0199916365 9780199916375 0199916373
OCLC Number: 863381694
Description: 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The setting --
The first battles (630-640) --
Eastwards and westwards (640-652) --
The push for constantinople (652-685) --
The great leap forward (685-715) --
Retrenchment and revolt (715-750) --
The making of islamic civilisation.
Series Title: Ancient warfare and civilization.
Responsibility: Robert G. Hoyland.

Abstract:

A groundbreaking work that delivers a fresh account of the Arab conquests, incorporating the latest research in Late Antique history.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

A fresh look at the Arab conquests and the creation of an Islamic empire in the 100 year after the death of Muhammad * The Tablet * Fascinating * Northen Echo, Steve Craggs * [A] useful guide to even Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/863381694> # In God's path : the Arab conquests and the creation of an Islamic empire
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "863381694" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Topic/islam_militara_aspekter_historia> ; # Islam--militära aspekter--historia
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Topic/eroberung> ; # Eroberung
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Topic/krig_religiosa_aspekter_historia> ; # Krig--religiösa aspekter--historia
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1244134> ; # Islamic Empire.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Place/arabiska_valdet> ; # Arabiska väldet.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Event/600_talet> ; # 600-talet
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Topic/araber_militara_aspekter_historia> ; # Araber--militära aspekter--historia
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Topic/araber> ; # Araber
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Place/islamic_empire> ; # Islamic Empire
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/909.09767/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Topic/islamisierung> ; # Islamisierung
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Event/622_750> ; # 622-750
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Event/700_talet> ; # 700-talet
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/116219062> ; # Robert G. Hoyland
   schema:datePublished "2015" ;
   schema:description "The setting -- The first battles (630-640) -- Eastwards and westwards (640-652) -- The push for constantinople (652-685) -- The great leap forward (685-715) -- Retrenchment and revolt (715-750) -- The making of islamic civilisation."@en ;
   schema:description "In just over a hundred years -- from the death of Muhammad in 632 to the beginning of the Abbasid Caliphate in 750 -- the followers of the Prophet swept across the whole of the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain. Their armies threatened states as far flung as the Franks in Western Europe and the Tang Empire in China. The conquered territory was larger than the Roman Empire at its greatest expansion, and it was claimed for the Arabs in roughly half the time. How this collection of Arabian tribes was able to engulf so many empires, states, and armies in such a short period has perplexed historians for centuries. Most accounts of the Arab invasions have been based almost solely on the early Muslim sources, which were composed centuries later to illustrate the divinely chosen status of the Arabs. Robert Hoyland's groundbreaking new history assimilates not only the rich biographical information of the early Muslim sources but also the many non-Arabic sources, contemporaneous or near-contemporaneous with the conquests. In God's Path begins with a broad picture of the Late Antique world prior to the Prophet's arrival, a world dominated by two superpowers: Byzantium and Sasanian Persia. In between these empires, emerged a distinct Arabian identity, which helped forge the inhabitants of western Arabia into a formidable fighting force. The Arabs are the principal actors in this drama yet, as Hoyland shows, the peoples along the edges of Byzantium and Persia -- the Khazars, Bulgars, Avars, and Turks -- all played critical roles in the remaking of the old world order. The new faith propagated by Muhammad and his successors made it possible for many of the conquered peoples to join the Arabs in creating the first Islamic Empire."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1418120395> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Series/ancient_warfare_and_civilization> ; # Ancient warfare and civilization.
   schema:name "In God's path : the Arab conquests and the creation of an Islamic empire"@en ;
   schema:productID "863381694" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199916375> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199916368> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/863381694> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Place/arabiska_valdet> # Arabiska väldet.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Arabiska väldet." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Series/ancient_warfare_and_civilization> # Ancient warfare and civilization.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/863381694> ; # In God's path : the Arab conquests and the creation of an Islamic empire
   schema:name "Ancient warfare and civilization." ;
   schema:name "Ancient warfare and civilization" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Topic/araber_militara_aspekter_historia> # Araber--militära aspekter--historia
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Araber--militära aspekter--historia"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Topic/islam_militara_aspekter_historia> # Islam--militära aspekter--historia
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Islam--militära aspekter--historia"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1418120395#Topic/krig_religiosa_aspekter_historia> # Krig--religiösa aspekter--historia
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Krig--religiösa aspekter--historia"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1244134> # Islamic Empire.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Islamic Empire." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/116219062> # Robert G. Hoyland
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1966" ;
   schema:familyName "Hoyland" ;
   schema:givenName "Robert G." ;
   schema:name "Robert G. Hoyland" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199916368>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0199916365" ;
   schema:isbn "9780199916368" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780199916375>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0199916373" ;
   schema:isbn "9780199916375" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.