The First Dynasty of Islam: The Umayyad Caliphate AD 661-750

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 4, 2002 - History - 176 pages
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Gerald Hawting's book has long been acknowledged as the standard introductory survey of this complex period in Arab and Islamic history. Now it is once more made available, with the addition of a new introduction by the author which examines recent significant contributions to scholarship in the field. It is certain to be welcomed by students and academics alike.

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Incredibly dense, informative book on the Umayyad caliphate of early Islam. It has everything you want to know, but it throws a whole lot of Arabic names and dates and complicated relationships at you and it takes considerable patience to get through it and understand it. Read full review

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