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

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

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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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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.
Dewey number
909/.09767
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS38.1
LC item number
.H688 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ancient warfare and civilization
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  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
  • Araber
  • Eroberung
  • Islamisierung
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In God's path : the Arab conquests and the creation of an Islamic empire, Robert G. Hoyland
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-285) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
The setting -- The first battles (630-640) -- Eastward and Westward (640-652) -- The push for Constantinople (652-685) -- The great leap forward (685-715) -- Retrenchment and revolt (715-750) -- The making of Islamic civilization
Control code
863381694
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 303 pages
Isbn
9780199916368
Lccn
2013043047
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
Other control number
40024237471
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)863381694
Label
In God's path : the Arab conquests and the creation of an Islamic empire, Robert G. Hoyland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The setting -- The first battles (630-640) -- Eastward and Westward (640-652) -- The push for Constantinople (652-685) -- The great leap forward (685-715) -- Retrenchment and revolt (715-750) -- The making of Islamic civilization
Control code
863381694
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 303 pages
Isbn
9780199916368
Lccn
2013043047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024237471
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)863381694

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