Al-hind: The Making of the Indo-islamic World
This book is the first of a projected series of five which aims to analyse the process of momentous and long-term change which came with the Islamization of the regions which the Arabs called al-Hind, that is India and large parts of its Indianized hinterland. The series is set up in a chronological order, starting with the early expansion of the caliphate in the seventh and eight centuries and ending with the beginnings of European colonization. In this millennium of Islamic expansion five successive stages are distinguished, taking into account the world-historical context.
Each stage will be covered by a separate volume. The present volumes covers the period of the seventh to eleventh centuries, the early medieval period in which the Islamic Middle East acquires economic supremacy while establishing new links between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean.
Subsequent volumes will cover the periods of the eleventh to thirteenth centuries (volume 2), the fourteenth to fifteenth centuries (3), the sixteenth to seventeenth centuries (4), and the eighteenth century (5).
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Abbasid al-Hind Al-Idrīsī appears Arab army Asia authority became become beginning Bengal brahmans Buddhist caliphate called capital Central Asia centre Chachnāma China Chinese coast coins Cola commerce conquest cultural Daudpota developed dominant dynasty early East eastern economic effect eighth century eleventh century empire especially established Europe evidence expansion extended fact followed frontier further Futūḥ al-Buldān gold Gulf Hind Hindu History Ibid important India Indian Ocean Indus Islam islands Jats Jewish Jews Kanauj Kashmir king kingdom known land late later linked Makrān Malabar Maqbul Ahmad maritime medieval merchants Middle Muslim ninth North Northern origin Pāla period Persian political ports probably refers region religious remained rise river route rule rulers Sasanid seventh silver Sind slaves Society sources South Southeast Sri Lanka temple tenth century tion towns trade tradition tribes urban valley western