By Vernon O Egger
Muslims first seemed within the early 7th century as individuals of a persecuted non secular move in a sun-baked city in Arabia. inside of a century, their descendants have been ruling an enormous territory that prolonged from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indus River valley in smooth Pakistan. This zone grew to become the world for a brand new cultural test during which Muslim students and artistic artists synthesized and remodeled the legacy of Rome, Greece, Iran, and India right into a new civilization.
A historical past of the Muslim global to 1405 strains the advance of this civilization from the occupation of the Prophet Muhammad to the demise of the Mongol emperor Timur Lang. assurance comprises the unification of the Dar a1-Islam (the territory governed by way of Muslims), the fragmentation into numerous spiritual and political teams together with the Shi'ite and Sunni, and the sequence of catastrophes within the 12th and 13th centuries that threatened to spoil the civilization.
Balanced insurance of the Muslim international encompassing the area from the Iberian Peninsula to South Asia.
Detailed debts of all cultures together with significant Shi'ite teams and the Sunni group.
Numerous maps and images that includes a different four-color artwork insert.
Glossary, charts, and timelines.
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A History of the Muslim World to 1405: The Making of a Civilization by Vernon O Egger