By Vernon O Egger
Muslims first seemed within the early 7th century as participants of a persecuted spiritual circulate in a sun-baked city in Arabia. inside a century, their descendants have been ruling an unlimited territory that prolonged from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indus River valley in sleek Pakistan. This sector turned the sector for a brand new cultural test during which Muslim students and artistic artists synthesized and transformed the legacy of Rome, Greece, Iran, and India right into a new civilization.
A background of the Muslim international to 1405 strains the advance of this civilization from the occupation of the Prophet Muhammad to the dying of the Mongol emperor Timur Lang. assurance contains the unification of the Dar a1-Islam (the territory governed by way of Muslims), the fragmentation into numerous 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 global encompassing the sector from the Iberian Peninsula to South Asia.
Detailed debts of all cultures together with significant Shi'ite teams and the Sunni neighborhood.
Numerous maps and images that includes a unique four-color artwork insert.
Glossary, charts, and timelines.
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