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The Islamic world in ascendancy : from the Arab conquests to the siege of Vienna

Author: Martin Sicker; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume examines the thousand year ascendancy of political Islam from the Arab conquests to the zenith of Ottoman expansion under Suleiman the Magnificent. It argues that it was with the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sicker, Martin.
Islamic world in ascendancy.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000
(OCoLC)606373313
Online version:
Sicker, Martin.
Islamic world in ascendancy.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000
(OCoLC)632036289
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Sicker; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0275968928 9780275968922
OCLC Number: 43884876
Description: vi, 232 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Empire of the Quraish --
2. Umayyad Empire --
3. Abbasid Empire --
4. Abbasid Decline and Imperial Disintegration --
5. Rise of the Seljukids --
6. Period of the First Crusades --
7. Era of the Zengids --
8. Saladin and the Ayyubid Empire --
9. Early Thirteenth Century --
10. Mongol Onslaught --
11. Between Mamluks and Mongols --
12. Rise of the Ottomans --
13. Era of Murad and Bayezid --
14. Tamerlane --
15. End of the Byzantine Empire --
16. Mehmed the Conqueror --
17. Rise of the Safavids --
18. Ottoman Expansionism under Selim --
19. Era of Suleiman the Magnificent --
20. End of Islamic Ascendancy.
Responsibility: Martin Sicker.

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?Sicker's narrative is a usable sythesis of this material and as such can be recommended to nonspecialists as a brief introduction to the political history of the premodern Middle East.?-The Historian Read more...

 
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