A History of the Muslim World: The age of the caliphs
A concise history of the Muslim countries. It begins with Rome and Persia and the pre-Islamic Bedouins and ends with the fall of Baghdad to the Mongols (1258), and in the West with the fall of Granada to the Christians (1492). The author seeks to unravel the many motivations and influences that went into the making of Islamic history and to expound and evaluate them. He frequently reminds the reader of economic and cultural developments taking place at the same time as, and often in intimate connection with, the more overtly political events. In her introduction, Jane Hathaway shows the connection between the history of Islamic civilization and world history.
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THE RIGHTLY GUIDED CALIPHS
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10th century Abd al-Rahman al-Din al-Ma'mun al-Malik Alid ancient Arab tribes Arabia Arabs aristocracy army Asia Minor attack Baghdad battle became Beduin Berber brother Buyids Byzantine cAbbasid cAbbasid caliph Cairo Caliph Central Asia Christian civilization conquest Crusades cultural Damascus death doctrinal dynasty early East Roman eastern Egypt empire faith Fatimids fighting followers forces formed frontier Greek Hisham Imam important influence inhabitants Iran Iranian Islam Islamic history Jerusalem Jewish Jews Kharijism Kharijites Khurasan Kufah lands later Madinah Makkans mamluks Mediterranean Mesopotamia military Mongol movement Mu'awiyah Muhammad murdered Muslim Nile valley non-Muslim North Africa Palestine peninsula period Persian political population princes Prophet province Qur'an regime regional reign religion religious revelations rule ruler S.D. Goitein Saljuq Samanid Shi'ite slaves social soon southern Mesopotamia Spain Spanish Spuler struggle successors Sunnite Surah Syria territories theological took Transoxiana tribal troops Turkish Turks Umar Umayyad Uthman wazirs Western world history Zoroastrian