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The Cambridge History of Islam : Volume 1A, The Central Islamic Lands from Pre-Islamic Times to the First World War - P. M. Holt

The Cambridge History of Islam

Volume 1A, The Central Islamic Lands from Pre-Islamic Times to the First World War

Paperback Published: 20th June 1977
ISBN: 9780521291354
Number Of Pages: 544

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First published in 1970, The Cambridge History of Islam is the most comprehensive and ambitious collaborative survey of Islamic history and civilization yet to appear in English. On publication it was welcomed as a work useful for both reference and reading, for the general reader, student and specialist alike. It has now been reprinted, with corrections, and for ease of handling the original two hardcover volumes have each been divided into two separate paperbacks.

' ... undoubtedly a very valuable and very much needed contribution to the field of Islamic studies. It is a thoroughly scholarly and often erudite presentation of the entire Muslim world that will be consulted by the specialist and non-specialist for many years to come.' The Middle East Journal 'On the basis of length and scope, the History is the most comprehensive, and at the same time the most detailed study of Islam so far attempted, and ... it is likely to remain so for at least another generation.' Journal of the American Oriental Society

List of maps
Preface
Introduction
The Rise and Domination of the Arabs
Pre-Islamic Arabia
Muhammad
The Patriarchal and Umayyad caliphates Laura
The 'Abbasid caliphate
The Coming of the Steppe Peoples
The disintegration of the caliphate in the east
Egypt and Syria
Anatolia in the period of the Seljuks and the Beyliks
The emergence of the Ottomans
The Central Islamic Lands in the Ottoman period
The rise of the Ottoman Empire
The heyday and decline of the Ottoman Empire
The later Ottoman Empire in Rumelia and Anatolia
The later Ottoman Empire in Egypt and the Fertile Crescent
Safavid Persia
Persia: the breakdown of society
Central Asia from the sixteenth century to the Russian conquests
Appendix
Tsarist Russia and the Muslims of Central Asia
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ISBN: 9780521291354
ISBN-10: 0521291356
Series: The Cambridge History of Islam : Book 1
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 20th June 1977
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.69

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