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Author Silverstein, Adam J.

Title Islamic history : a very short introduction / Adam J. Silverstein
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 157 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Very short introductions
Very short introductions.
Contents Acknowledgements; Preface; List of illustrations; Introduction; 1 The story; 2 Peoples and cultures; 3 Institutions; 4 The sources; 5 Competing approaches; 6 Religious significance; 7 Political significance; Conclusions; References and further reading; Index
Summary Does history matter? This book argues not that history matters, but that Islamic history does. This Very Short Introduction introduces the story of Islamic history; the controversies surrounding its study; and the significance that it holds - for Muslims and for non-Muslims alike. Opening with a lucid overview of the rise and spread of Islam, from the seventh to twenty first century, the book charts the evolution of what was originally a small, localised community of believers into an international religion with over a billion adherents
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-145) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Islam -- History.
Islam -- historia.
RELIGION -- Islam -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 019157287X