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Author Kennedy, Hugh (Hugh N.)

Title The great Arab conquests : how the spread of Islam changed the world we live in / Hugh Kennedy.

Imprint Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    909.0976 KEN    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    909.0976 KEN    Available
Edition 1st Da Capo Press ed.
Description viii, 421 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references and index.
Contents Remembrance of things past -- The foundations of conquest -- The conquest of Syria and Palestine -- The conquest of Iraq -- The conquest of Egypt -- The conquest of Iran -- Into the Maghreb -- Crossing the Oxus -- The road to Samarqand -- Furthest east and furthest west -- The war at sea -- Voices of the conquered.
Summary Examines the history of the great Islamic expansion, reveals how the Arab armies were able to overcome almost everything in their path, and brings to light the unique characteristics of Islamic settlement in new lands and the conversion to Islam of vast populations.
Subject Islamic Empire -- History.
Islamic Empire -- Civilization.
Islamic Empire -- Foreign relations.
ISBN 9780306815850

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