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The Islamic World - William H. McNeill

The Islamic World

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Published: 1st January 1983
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"The Islamic World" is a collection of important and representative documents from all periods of Islamic history. From the formative years in Arabia to the confrontations with and responses to modernity, these translations indicate the continuity and development of the youngest of the world's greatest civilizations. Included are historical, theological, philosophical, and political writings, as well as poetry and narratives, from Muslim writers in the Arab lands, Turkey, Persia, and other parts of the Islamic world. The editors have provided informative introductions to each historical period and to the individual texts, making this an enlightening and intriguing first look at Islamic civilization and tradition.

The Formative Years 600-750 Introduction Pre-Islâmic Arabia Thâbit:The Death of the Knight Rabia, Called Boy Longlocks Khansâ: ""A Sister's Grief""
Ibn al-Kalbî: From
The Book of Idols Life of Muhammad Ibn Ishâq: From
Biography of the Messenger of God Revelation Selections from the Qur'ân Conquest and Expansion Balâdhurî: From
Opening Up of the Lands Crisis and Compromise Tabarî
""The Death of 'Uthmân,"" from
The History of Prophets and Kings Ziyâd ibn Ab&
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ISBN: 9780226561554
ISBN-10: 0226561550
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 1st January 1983
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Type: New edition