Kennedy, Hugh.

The Prophet and the age of the Caliphates : the Islamic Near East from the sixth to the eleventh century / Hugh Kennedy. - 2nd ed. - Harlow : Pearson Longman, c2004. - xiv, 419 p. : maps ; 24 cm. - A History of the Near East .

Previous ed.: London : Longman, 1986. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Based on original Arabic sources, the new edition of this well-established text has been comprehensively revised. The book covers the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, through the great days of the Ummayad and Abbasid Caliphates (8th-10th centuries), to the period of political fragmentation which followed it when Islam lost its core unity, never to be recovered.


Islamic Empire--History--662-750.
Islamic Empire--History--750-1258.
Islamic Empire--Kings and rulers.

Middle East--History.

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