By Vernon O Egger
Muslims first seemed within the early 7th century as individuals of a persecuted spiritual flow in a sun-baked city in Arabia. inside of a century, their descendants have been ruling an unlimited territory that prolonged from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indus River valley in glossy Pakistan. This area grew to become the world for a brand new cultural scan within which Muslim students and artistic artists synthesized and transformed the legacy of Rome, Greece, Iran, and India right into a new civilization.
A historical past of the Muslim international to 1405 lines the improvement of this civilization from the profession of the Prophet Muhammad to the dying 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 a number of non secular 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 neighborhood.
Numerous maps and images that includes a unique four-color paintings insert.
Glossary, charts, and timelines.
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