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Islam: A Thousand Years of Faith and Power (Yale Nota Bene)

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In its first thousand years — from the revelations to Muhammad in the seventh century to the great Islamic empires of the sixteenth — Islamic civilization flourished. While Europeans suffered through the Dark Ages, Muslims in such cities as Jerusalem, Damascus, Alexandria, Fez, Tunis, Cairo, and Baghdad made remarkable advances in philosophy, science, medicine, literature, and art. This engrossing and accessible book explores the first millennium of Islamic culture, shattering stereotypes and enlightening readers about the events and achievements that have shaped contemporary Islamic civilization.<P>Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair examine the rise of Islam, the life of Muhammad, and the Islamic principles of faith. They describe the golden age of the Abbasids, the Mongol invasions, and the great Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires that emerged in their wake. Their narrative, complemented by excerpts of the Koran, poetry, biographies, inscriptions, travel guides, and even a thirteenth-century recipe, concludes with a brief epilogue that takes us to the twentieth century. Colorfully illustrated, this book is a wonderful introduction to the rich history of a civilization that still radically affects the world.

Synopsis:

An examination of the rise of Islam, the life of Muhammad, and the Islamic principles of faith. Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair describe the golden age of the Abbasids, the Mongol invasions, and the great Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires that emerged in their wake.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300094220
Author:
Bloom, Jonathan
Author:
Blair, Sheila
Author:
Blair, Sheila S.
Author:
Blair, Shelia S.
Author:
Bloom, Jonathan M.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven, CT
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Islamic empire
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Islamic Empire History.
Subject:
Islam -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yale Nota Bene
Series Volume:
v. 12]
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 b/w + 50 color illus.
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.6 lb

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