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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
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...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert G Hoyland
ISBN: 9780199916368 0199916365 9780199916375 0199916373 0190618574 9780190618575
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.


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


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Hoyland's approach is both consistent and innovative. * Georg Leube, Plekos * In Gods Path provides a thorough, persuasive and timely overview of this century of transformations in the history of the Read more...

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