Islam A Short History

ISBN-10: 0679640401
ISBN-13: 9780679640400
Edition: 2000
Authors: Karen Armstrong
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Description: From one of the world's most foremost historians and thinkers on religious affairs comes a book on the history and destiny of the world's most misunderstood religion, Islam.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/22/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

From one of the world's most foremost historians and thinkers on religious affairs comes a book on the history and destiny of the world's most misunderstood religion, Islam.

Karen Armstrong is one of the foremost commentators on religious affairs in both Britain & the United States. She spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun & received a degree at Oxford University.

List of Maps
Preface
Chronology
Beginnings
The Prophet (570-632)
The Rashidun (632-661)
The First Fitnah
Development
The Umayyads and the Second Fitnah
The Religious Movement
The Last Years of the Umayyads (705-750)
The Abbasids: The High Caliphal Period (750-935)
The Esoteric Movements
Culmination
A New Order (935-1258)
The Crusades
Expansion
The Mongols (1220-1500)
Islam Triumphant
Imperial Islam (1500-1700)
The Safavid Empire
The Moghul Empire
The Ottoman Empire
Islam Agonistes
The Arrival of the West (1750-2000)
What is a Modern Muslim State?
Fundamentalism
Muslims in a Minority
The Way Forward
Key Figures in the History of Islam
Glossary of Arabic Terms
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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