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History of Islam By Justin Wintle

History of Islam by Justin Wintle

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This volume is a concise history of Islam's 1400-year evolution, beginning with the prophet Mohammed and continuing right to the present day. It traces the emergence of a succession of empires in the wake of the Arab conquests and covers modern-day fundamentalism.

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History of Islam by Justin Wintle

This volume tells the whole story of Islam - its origins, doctrines and world-wide political dimension. From Muhammad's proclamation of a monotheism to rival Judaism and Christianity, it traces the emergence of a succession of empires in the wake of the Arab conquests, continuing through to the turbulence of the present-day Middle East.

About Justin Wintle

Justin Wintle works mainly as a freelance author, editor and journalist. His books include: The Dictionary of Biographical Quotation, Makers of Modern Culture; and Makers of Nineteenth Century Culture; A Dictionary of Arabic and Islamic. He has written for many newspapers, magazines and periodicals. He currently contributes to The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Independent.

Table of Contents

Muhammad 570-632 (up to AH); the Rashidun 632-61 (10-40 AH); the Umayyads 632-750 (40-132 AH); the Abbasid period 750-1258 (132-655 AH); from the sack of Baghdad to the fall of Constantinople 1258-1453 (655-856 AH); from the fall of Constantinople to the siege of Vienna 1453-1683 (856-1094 AH); from the siege of Vienna to the battle of the Nile 1683-1798 (1094-1212 AH); Islam and the "Great Powers" 1799-1918 (1212-1336 AH); from World War I to the Six Day War 1918-67 (1296-1386 AH); the resurgence of Islam 1968-89 (1387-1409 AH); Islam divided 1989-2003 (1409-1423 AH).

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History of Islam by Justin Wintle
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