By Vernon O Egger
Muslims first seemed within the early 7th century as contributors of a persecuted non secular circulation in a sun-baked city in Arabia. inside of a century, their descendants have been ruling an enormous territory that prolonged from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indus River valley in glossy Pakistan. This quarter turned the world for a brand new cultural scan within which Muslim students and inventive artists synthesized and remodeled the legacy of Rome, Greece, Iran, and India right into a new civilization.
A background of the Muslim global 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 via Muslims), the fragmentation into a variety 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 zone from the Iberian Peninsula to South Asia.
Detailed money owed of all cultures together with significant Shi'ite teams and the Sunni neighborhood.
Numerous maps and pictures that includes a unique four-color paintings insert.
Glossary, charts, and timelines.
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