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The prophet and the age of the caliphates : the Islamic Near East from the sixth to the eleventh century

Author: Hugh Kennedy
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1986.
Series: History of the Near East.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dr. Kennedy gives a full and clear account of the Near East in the formative period of Islamic society. Beginning with the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, he goes on to examine the great Arab conquests and the golden age of Islam from the eighth to the tenth centuries. The book closes with the period of political fragmentation in the tenth and eleventh centuries when the early unity was lost, never to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kennedy, Hugh (Hugh N.).
Prophet and the age of the caliphates.
London ; New York : Longman, 1986
(OCoLC)570673008
Online version:
Kennedy, Hugh (Hugh N.).
Prophet and the age of the caliphates.
London ; New York : Longman, 1986
(OCoLC)608408998
Named Person: Mahomet, prophète de l'Islam)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Kennedy
ISBN: 0582493129 9780582493124 0582493137 9780582493131 0582193137
OCLC Number: 12262139
Description: xii, 424 pages : genealogical tables, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The matrix of the Muslim world : the Near East in the early seventh century --
The birth of the Islamic state --
Conquest and division in the time of the Rashidun caliphs --
The Umayyad caliphate --
The early 'Abbasid caliphate --
The middle 'Abbasid caliphate --
The structure of politics in the Muslim commonwealth --
The Buyid confederation --
The Kurds --
The Hamdanids --
Bedouin political movements and dynasties --
Early Islamic Egypt and the Fatimid Empire.
Series Title: History of the Near East.
Responsibility: Hugh Kennedy.

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"Dr. Kennedy gives a full and clear account of the Near East in the formative period of Islamic society. Beginning with the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, he goes on to examine the great Arab conquests and the golden age of Islam from the eighth to the tenth centuries. The book closes with the period of political fragmentation in the tenth and eleventh centuries when the early unity was lost, never to be recovered."

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