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The Cambridge history of Islam [in four volumes] Vol. 1,A The central Islamic lands from pre-Islamic times to the first World War

Author: P M Holt
Publisher: Cambridge [u.a.] Cambridge Univ. Press 1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Reprint [der Ausg. 1977]View all editions and formats

First published in 1970, The Cambridge History of Islam is the most comprehensive and ambitious collaborative survey of Islamic history and civilization yet to appear in English. On publication it  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P M Holt
ISBN: 0521291356 9780521291354
OCLC Number: 245690461
Description: XVIII, 523 S
Contents: List of maps; Preface; Introduction; Part I. The Rise and Domination of the Arabs: 1. Pre-Islamic Arabia Irfan Shahid; 2. Muhammad W. Montgomery Watt; 3. The Patriarchal and Umayyad caliphates Laura Veccia Vaglieri; 4. The 'Abbasid caliphate D. Sourdel; Part II. The Coming of the Steppe Peoples: 5. The disintegration of the caliphate in the east B. Spuler; 6. Egypt and Syria Bernard Lewis; 7. Anatolia in the period of the Seljuks and the Beyliks Osman Turman; 8. The emergence of the Ottomans Halil Inalcik; Part III. The Central Islamic Lands in the Ottoman period: 9. The rise of the Ottoman Empire Halil Inalcik; 10. The heyday and decline of the Ottoman Empire Halil Inalcik; 11. The later Ottoman Empire in Rumelia and Anatolia Uriel Heyd; 12. The later Ottoman Empire in Egypt and the Fertile Crescent P. M. Holt; 13. Safavid Persia R. M. Savory; 14. Persia: the breakdown of society Ann K. S. Lambton; 15. Central Asia from the sixteenth century to the Russian conquests B. Spuler; Appendix M. E. Yapp; 16. Tsarist Russia and the Muslims of Central Asia Akdes Nimet Kurat.
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