Islam: From the Prophet Muhammad to the Capture of Constantinople Volume 1: Politics and War

Paperback | June 1, 1987

byBernard Lewis

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This documentary history of Islam from the advent of the prophet Muhammed to the capture of Constantinople by Sultan Mehmed, the Conqueror, is concerned with a period that extends from the 7th century to 1453; with a region that stretches from Western Arabia to embrace the Middle East, NorthAfrica, and parts of Asia, tropical Africa, and southern and eastern Europe; and with people and states, which, amid many diversities, share a common acceptance of the faith and law of Islam. Bernard Lewis, a widely-known authority on the Middle East, here translates from original sources anddocuments works that present the sweeping civilization of Islam in all its vastness and glory.

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This documentary history of Islam from the advent of the prophet Muhammed to the capture of Constantinople by Sultan Mehmed, the Conqueror, is concerned with a period that extends from the 7th century to 1453; with a region that stretches from Western Arabia to embrace the Middle East, NorthAfrica, and parts of Asia, tropical Africa, a...

Bernard Lewis is at Annenberg Research Institute.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 5.39 × 7.99 × 0.59 inPublished:June 1, 1987Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195050878

ISBN - 13:9780195050875

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"A lively collection of primary sources."--William A. Graham, Harvard University