A HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD
By Fred James Hill and Nicholas Awde
This concise depiction of the Islamic world features developments from the time of Muhammad and the rise of Islam in the seventh century to the complex political map of today. It clearly outlines and explains the major periods of Islam's phenomenal development and growth world-wide by focusing on the religious, cultural, and political achievements of the great Islamic Empires, including the golden age of the Abbasids in Baghdad, the Turkish Ottomans, and the Mughals of India.
The book also features a chapter on medieval Muslim Spain. Special boxed sections provide informative snapshots of Islamic culture such as development of the Arabic language, architecture, and poetry. Included are more than 50 illustrations and maps.
Fred James and Nicholas Awde are specialists in the politics, history, and cultures of the Islamic world. Both have travelled exyensively in countries stretching from West Africa to the Indian Subcontinent.
Size: 215 x 140 mm
Extent: 221 pages
Illus: b/w photos.
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Hippocrene BooksOctober 2003