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    DescriptionIn the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two venerable empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished forever, while the other seemed almost finished. Ruling in their place were the Arabs: an upheaval so profound that it spelt, in effect, the end of the ancient world. In The Shadow of the Sword, Tom Holland explores how this came about. Spanning Constantinople to the Arabian desert, and starring some of the most remarkable rulers who ever lived, he tells a story vivid with drama, horror and startling achievement.

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    In the Shadow of the Sword
    the Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Holland
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 750 g
    ISBN 13: 9781408700082
    ISBN 10: 1408700085

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    BIC subject category V2: HRH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    Libri: ENGM2000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000, REL037000, HIS020000
    DC22: 939.4
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    Libri: ANTI9579, ROEM2000, ROEM6000, ROMA0600
    BISAC V2.8: REL037010
    Edition statement
    Export ed
    Illustrations note
    Section: 16, colour photos
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Little, Brown
    Publication date
    05 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Historian Tom Holland has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and Virgil for BBC Radio. Rubicon was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2004, and Persian Fire won the Anglo-Hellenic League's Runciman Award 2006.