The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates: The Islamic Near East from the 6th to the 11th Century (A History of the Near East 2nd Revised edition)

The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates: The Islamic Near East from the 6th to the 11th Century (A History of the Near East 2nd Revised edition)

By: Hugh Kennedy (author)Paperback

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Based on original Arabic sources, the new edition of this well-established text has been comprehensively revised. The book covers the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, through the great days of the Ummayad and Abbasid Caliphates (8th-10th centuries), to the period of political fragmentation which followed it when Islam lost its core unity, never to be recovered.

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Hugh Kennedy is Professor of Middle Eastern History at the University of St Andrews.

Contents

1:The matrix of the Muslim world: the near East in the early seventh century 2: The Birth of the Islamic State 3: Conquest and division in the time of the Rashidun Caliphs 4: The Umayyad Caliphate 5: The early 'Abbasid Caliphate' 6: The Middle 'Abbasid caliphate 7: The structure of politics in the Muslim commonwealth 8: The Buyid confederation 9: The Kurds 10: The Hamdanids 11: Bedouin political movements and dynasties 12: Early Islamic Egypt and the Fatimid empire

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/01/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780582405257
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9780582405257
  • weight: 660
  • ISBN10: 0582405254
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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