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Hugh Kennedy - The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates - 9781138787612 - V9781138787612
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The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates

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Description for The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates Paperback. Series: A History of the Near East. Num Pages: 382 pages, 4 black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: 1FB; 3F; HBJF1; HBLC1; HRH. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 234 x 156. .
The Prophet and the Age of Caliphates is an accessible history of the Near East from c.600-1050AD, the period in which Islamic society was formed. Beginning with the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, Hugh Kennedy goes on to explore the great Arab conquests of the seventh century and the golden age of the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates when the world of Islam was politically and culturally far more developed than the West. The arrival of the Seljuk Turks and the period of political fragmentation which followed shattered this early unity, never to be recovered. ... Read more

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Taylor & Francis Ltd United Kingdom
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A History of the Near East
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London, United Kingdom
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About Hugh Kennedy
Hugh Kennedy is Professor of Arabic at SOAS, University of London. His previous publications include The Armies of the Caliphs. Military and Society in the Early Islamic State (2001), The Great Arab Conquests. How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In (2007) and (as editor) Warfare and Poetry in the Middle East (2013).

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Ever since its first publication, The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates has been a landmark history of the early Islamic Middle East. In this new third edition, Hugh Kennedy has updated the work to incorporate a range of the latest research. It remains an indispensable text for teaching Middle Eastern history at university level and offers an authoritative ... Read more

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