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The Resource In God's path : the Arab conquests and the creation of an Islamic empire, Robert G. Hoyland, (electronic book)

In God's path : the Arab conquests and the creation of an Islamic empire, Robert G. Hoyland, (electronic book)

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In God's path : the Arab conquests and the creation of an Islamic empire
Title
In God's path
Title remainder
the Arab conquests and the creation of an Islamic empire
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Robert G. Hoyland
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Language
eng
Summary
In just over a hundred years -- from the death of Muhammad in 632 to the beginning of the Abbasid Caliphate in 750 -- the followers of the Prophet swept across the whole of the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain. Their armies threatened states as far flung as the Franks in Western Europe and the Tang Empire in China. The conquered territory was larger than the Roman Empire at its greatest expansion, and it was claimed for the Arabs in roughly half the time. How this collection of Arabian tribes was able to engulf so many empires, states, and armies in such a short period has perplexed historians for centuries. Most accounts of the Arab invasions have been based almost solely on the early Muslim sources, which were composed centuries later to illustrate the divinely chosen status of the Arabs. Robert Hoyland's groundbreaking new history assimilates not only the rich biographical information of the early Muslim sources but also the many non-Arabic sources, contemporaneous or near-contemporaneous with the conquests. In God's Path begins with a broad picture of the Late Antique world prior to the Prophet's arrival, a world dominated by two superpowers: Byzantium and Sasanian Persia. In between these empires, emerged a distinct Arabian identity, which helped forge the inhabitants of western Arabia into a formidable fighting force. The Arabs are the principal actors in this drama yet, as Hoyland shows, the peoples along the edges of Byzantium and Persia -- the Khazars, Bulgars, Avars, and Turks -- all played critical roles in the remaking of the old world order. The new faith propagated by Muhammad and his successors made it possible for many of the conquered peoples to join the Arabs in creating the first Islamic Empire
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1966-
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Hoyland, Robert G.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
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In God's path : the Arab conquests and the creation of an Islamic empire, Robert G. Hoyland, (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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DAW29007540
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1 online resource (x, 303 pages)
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electronic
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9780199916375
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illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white).
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In God's path : the Arab conquests and the creation of an Islamic empire, Robert G. Hoyland, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
DAW29007540
Extent
1 online resource (x, 303 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Dawsonera presents books as PDF files. There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit to the number of times a book can be used in each 12 month period from the date of purchase. The number of uses is set by the publisher and is known to the library at the time of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy. Users have the choice to Download for 1 day (for offline reading) or to Read Online. The Download option does not permit any copying or printing. The Read Online option allows the user to copy or print 5% of the title
Isbn
9780199916375
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white).
Reproduction note
Electronic resource
Specific material designation
remote

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