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Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World

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ISBN-10: 0313322708

ISBN-13: 9780313322709

Edition: 2005

Authors: James E. Lindsay, James E. Lindsay

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From the time of its birth in Mecca in the 7th century C.E., Islam and the Islamic world rapidly expanded outward, extending to Spain and West Africa in the west, and to Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent in the east. An examination of the daily life in these Islamic regions provides insight into a civilized, powerful, and economically stable culture, where large metropolitan centers such as Damascus, Baghdad, and Cairo thrived in many areas, including intellectual and scientific inquiry. In contrast with medieval Europe, there is little common knowledge in the West of the culture and history of this vibrant world, as different from our own in terms of the political, religious, and…    
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 6/30/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 324
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Maps and Images
Basic Chronology of Events
Major Themes in Medieval Islamic
History Arabia Warfare and Politics
Cities Ritual and Worship
Curious and Entertaining Information
Suggestions for Further Readings
Recipes Genealogical and Dynastic Tables
Christian and Islamic Calendars with Conversion
Table Index