By Vernon O Egger

ISBN-10: 0130983896

ISBN-13: 9780130983893

ISBN-10: 1138451673

ISBN-13: 9781138451674

Muslims first seemed within the early 7th century as contributors of a persecuted spiritual stream in a sun-baked city in Arabia. inside of a century, their descendants have been ruling an unlimited territory that prolonged from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indus River valley in glossy Pakistan. This area 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 heritage of the Muslim international to 1405 strains the advance of this civilization from the profession 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 means 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 damage the civilization.


Balanced assurance of the Muslim international encompassing the quarter from the Iberian Peninsula to South Asia.

Detailed money owed of all cultures together with significant Shi'ite teams and the Sunni neighborhood.

Primary resources.

Numerous maps and images that includes a unique four-color artwork insert.

Glossary, charts, and timelines.

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