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IN THE SHADOW OF THE SWORD: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Elegant study of the roiling era of internecine religious rivalry and epic strife that saw the nation of Islam rise and conquer.British historian Holland (The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West, 2009, etc.) first tells the tortuously involved tale of the rise and fall Persia, or what he calls Iranshahr, an empire imbued by the spirit of the prophet Zoroaster, who ... Read full review

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