Synopses & Reviews
Heavily illustrated, pocket-sized, and filled with useful information, Crash Course books make excellent supplements to main textbooks for students taking college-101 humanities courses. Each Crash Course volume contains approximately 400 high quality photos and illustrations, most of them in full color. Page edges are tipped with different colors to help readers refer quickly to individual topics. Crash Course books are good-looking volumes that also make fine guides for museum-goers, hobbyists, and art lovers.
This handsome volume presents a chronological survey of Islam, from its founding by Muhammad in the seventh century, A.D., to the present. Many color illustrations show Islamic art and architecture.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183) and indexes.
Table of Contents
The beginnings of Islam -- Tenets of faith -- Islamic life -- The Shãi§ah tradition -- The early kingdoms -- The flowering of Arabic-Islamic culture -- The traditional Arabian city -- The Mongol and Ottoman eras -- The Islamic world in flux -- Recent decades.