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Islamic Civilisation in Thirty Lives: The First 1000 Years

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ISLAMIC CIVILISATION IN THIRTY LIVES: THE FIRST 1000 YEARS
by Chase F. Robinson
published by Thames & Hudson

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Religious thinkers, political leaders, law-makers, writers and philosophers have shaped the 1,400-year-long development of the world's second-largest religion. But who were these people? What do we know of their lives, and the ways in which they influenced their societies?

In Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives, the distinguished historian of Islam Chase F. Robinson draws on the long tradition in Muslim scholarship of commemorating in writing the biographies of notable figures, but weaves these ambitious lives together to create a rich narrative of early Islamic civilization, from the Prophet Muhammad to in the seventh century to the era of the world-conqueror Timur and the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in the fifteenth.

An illuminating read for anyone interested in learning more about this often misunderstood civilization, this book creates a vivid picture of life in all arenas of the pre-modern Islamic world.

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- paperback with cover flap: 280 pages
- product dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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