Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century (BOK)

James Howard-Johnston

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James Howard-Johnston provides a sweeping and highly readable account of probably the most dramatic single episode in world history - the emergence of a new religion (Islam), the destruction of two established great powers (Roman and Iranian), and the creation of a new world empire by the Arabs, all in the space of not much more than a generation (610-52 AD). Warfare looms large, especially where operations can be followed in some detail, as in Iraq 636-40, in Egypt 641-2 and in the long-drawn out battle for the Mediterranean (649-98). As the first history of the formative phase of Islam to be grounded in the important non-Islamic as well as Islamic sources Witnesses to a World Crisis is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand Islam as a religion and political force, the modern Middle East, and the jihadist impulse, which is as evident today as it was in the seventh century.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter James Howard-Johnston
Forlag
Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780199208593
Antall sider 576 Dimensjoner 16,3cm x 23,8cm x 3,9cm
Vekt 1175 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, General & world history, Islam