By Peter Sluglett,Andrew Currie
This Atlas offers the most outlines of Islamic background from the speedy pre-Islamic interval until eventually the tip of 1920, that's, sooner than so much elements of the Muslim global turned sovereign country states.
Each map is followed by way of a textual content that contextualises, explains, and expands upon the map, and are totally cross-referenced. the entire maps are in complete color: 18 of them are double-page spreads, and 25 are unmarried web page layouts. this can be an atlas of Islamic, no longer easily Arab or Middle jap history; consequently it covers the whole Muslim international, together with Spain, North, West and East Africa, the Indian sub-continent, valuable Asia and South-East Asia. The maps usually are not static, in that they express transitions in the historic interval to which they refer: for example, the phases of the 3 contemporaneous Umayyad, Fatimid and ‘Abbasid caliphates on Map 10, or the growth of the Mongol invasions and the formation of a few of the separate Mongol khanates among 1200 and 1300 on Map 21. utilizing the hottest cartographic and cutting edge layout suggestions, the maps holiday new flooring in illuminating the heritage of Islam.?
Brought correct brand new with the addition of a Postscript detailing The Islamic global due to the fact c.1900, a Chronology from 500 BCE to 2014, and extra endpaper maps illustrating The unfold of Islam throughout the a while and The Islamic international within the twenty first Century, the Atlas of Islamic History is a necessary reference paintings and a useful textbook for undergraduates learning Islamic historical past, in addition to people with an curiosity in Asian historical past, center East heritage and international historical past extra extensively.
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