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    DescriptionIslam has been one of the most powerful religious, social, and political forces in history. Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples that ultimately stretched from southern France, to East Africa to South East Asia. Yet many of the contributions of Muslim think--ers, scientists, and theologians, not to men--tion rulers, statesmen and soldiers, have been occluded. This book rescues from oblivion and neglect some of these personalities and insti--tutions while offering the reader a new narra--tive of this lost Islamic history. The Umayyads, Abbasids, and Ottomans feature in the story, as do Muslim Spain, the savannah kingdoms of West Africa and the Mughal Empire, along with the later European colonisation of Muslim lands and the development of modern nation-states in the Muslim world. Throughout, the impact of Islamic belief on scientific advancement, social structures, and cultural development is given due prominence, and the text is complemented by portraits of key personalities, inventions and little known historical nuggets. The history of Islam and of the world's Muslims brings together diverse peoples, geographies, and states, all interwoven into one narrative that begins with Muhammad and continues to this day.


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    Title
    Lost Islamic History
    Subtitle
    Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation from the Past
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Firas Alkhateeb
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 332 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849043977
    ISBN 10: 1849043973
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HRH, HRAX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: REL037010
    DC23: 297.09
    Publisher
    C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Firas Alkhateeb is an American researcher, writer and historian who specialises in the Islamic world. He completed his BA in history from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2010 and has since been teaching Islamic history at Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois. He founded and writes the website Lost Islamic History.